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New Executive Dean to lead Business School

Professor Catherine (Cathy) Cassell has been appointed to the position of Executive Dean of Durham University Business School. She joins the University on 1 September 2022, taking over from Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean.
New Executive Dean Announcement

Mismanagement of diversity and inclusion initiatives risks excluding staff

New research reveals that the diversity and inclusion efforts employed by organisations can have the adverse effect of alienating employees when employers fail to consider the needs and perspectives of all staff.
Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

Executive Education Director Q&A: Christos Tsinopoulos, Durham University Business School

Newly appointed in his role as Associate Dean for External Engagement at Durham University Business School, Professor Christos Tsinopoulos is responsible for leading and implementing the School’s outreach and executive-education strategy. Please note: this article was first published in The Economist.
Professor Christos Tsinopoulos

Cryptocurrency returns are immune to monetary policy spillovers

Cryptocurrency returns are immune to spillovers caused by changing international monetary policies, according to new research from the School. The researchers also state that cryptocurrencies may offer a variety of benefits as a digital asset.
Image of cryptocurrency coins against a digital graph

Ethical use of AI robots must incorporate accountability and moral intensity

We need to create specific accountability guidelines to ensure that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots remains ethical, according to new research led by Zsofia Toth, Associate Professor in Marketing and Management at the Business School.
Friendly robot smiling

PhD Scholarships Available 2022-2023

There are a number of PhD Scholarships available for 2022-23 entry. These are linked to a range of research areas supported by the School. Apply before 31 May 2022.
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The Business School says Farewell to Professor Susan Hart and announces new Interim Executive Dean

Durham University Business School has appointed Professor Kieran Fernandes to the position of Interim Executive Dean, following the retirement of Professor Susan Hart last week.
Professor Susan Hart, the Business School and Professor Kiran Fernandes

Celebrating diversity and inclusion with Northern Power Women

Zoyia Konstantopoulou, MSc Management student, recently won tickets, travel and accommodation to the Northern Power Women Awards 2022. This was a prize for winning a competition ran by award nominees Dr Joanna Berry, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Business School, and Helen De Montes, Vice Principal of St Aidan’s College and Helen De Montes.
Celebrating diversity and inclusion with Northern Power Women

Experiencing a day in the life of a trader

Collaborating with industry practitioners is key to experiential learning.
Experiencing a day in the life of a trader

Emergency shelter start-up wins £100,000-worth of research and business support

Sustainable emergency shelter company Nostos Homes picked up the grand prize of £100,000 worth of research and business support at the ‘just IMAGINE if…’ social enterprise competition hosted at Durham University.
Nostos Homes awarded Just Imagine If prize

Launch of Blueprint for Smart Cities report at House of Lords

School faculty have contributed their academic expertise to a future-focused report, compiled by a partnership of educational institutions, organisations, and government bodies, which advocates for a human-focused approach to building the smart cities of the future.
The rise of the smart city

The impact of socialising with those in emotionally demanding jobs

Is there any truth in the old adage that 'a problem shared is a problem halved' or could it be the reverse? New research investigates the impact of socialising with those in emotionally demanding jobs and provides tools for managers.
Woman listening to man talking