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Blockchain Could Be Key to Sustainability in the Supply Chain

According to new research at the School by Dr Atanu Chaudhuri and Professor Kiran Fernandes alongside colleagues from three other universities, blockchain could help improve social sustainability, increase transparency and eliminate risks, enabling companies to act more ethically.
Blockchain Could Be Key to Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Levelling up the UK will take years if not carefully managed

The government’s move towards an economy with high-skill, high-wage and high productivity will likely cause economic disruptions and job losses if the government is not preparing and organising the transition.
The door of Number 10, Downing Street

No ‘COP-out’ on sustainability reporting

Professor Carol Adams has recently written a piece that examines the progress being made in sustainability reporting. As the world starts to get ready for COP26 in Glasgow later this month how should the accounting profession help businesses measure their activity in relation to sustainability?
Green shoot growing in coins

Global Top 30 for Masters in Management

In The Economist Masters in Management 2021 ranking, our programme has placed 3rd in the UK, 22nd in Europe and 28th in the world.
Global Top 30 for Masters in Management

MBA Mentor of the Year Announced

The Durham MBA (Full-time) is an intense but rewarding 12-month experience for candidates, enhancing their key business and leadership capabilities to enable them to excel in a fast-moving global business environment.
Raghava Manglik, MBA (2017) is the winner of Mentor of the Year 2021

Large pay gaps in tourism industry impacts performance

New research at the School shows that too large of a pay gap between executives and employees of a company negatively affects employee morale and harms the firm’s performance.
Boat on a tropical beach

UK top 5 for Masters in Management

The Financial Times Masters in Management (MiM) 2021 ranking has placed Durham University Business School =5th in the UK. The programme is also ranked =52nd globally, a rise of 11 places, and =43rd in Europe.
UK top 5 for Masters in Management

Government Covid response did not effectively support UK migrants

Our research suggests that the Government’s response to curbing the spread of Covid-19 did not do enough to support the challenges or needs of migrants living in the UK.
Benedetta Cappellini - New University

Welcome to our new Head of Economics and Finance

This week, Professor Michael Naef has taken up his appointment as the School’s new Head of the Economics and Finance Department, joining from Royal Holloway’s Department of Economics, where he was Head of Department.
Professor Michael Naef

Family-owned businesses more conservative with their accounts reporting

When it comes to their accounting reporting, family-owned businesses are much more conservative than non-family corporate organisations.
Person using a calculator

Creative Fuse NE - Supporting the creative community

As the UK moves out of Covid restrictions and edges towards what approaches normality with theatres, galleries and museums opening it seems appropriate to share an edited version of Postdoctoral Research Associate Aarron Toal’s article from IMPACT magazine. This explains how Durham University, along with other regional partners in Creative Fuse North East has been supporting the creative community during the pandemic.
Durham Cathedral from a distance

Narcissistic leadership in a post-pandemic world

Susanne Braun, Professor in Leadership, discusses narcissistic leadership in a post-pandemic world: COVID-19 has put our working lives under the microscope: Does my job make a difference? Does it bring me joy?
Chess board, focussing on the largest chess piece