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In the Media

Does the office environment drive a business's success?

Thursday, 13 May
While restrictions ease and the vaccination rollout continues to gain traction, business leaders must now decide whether to return to the office, continue remote working or implement a hybrid model. Writing for Real Leaders, Jim Berry explains why he believes businesses leaders should consider a move back to working in a physical office environment and its proven positive impact on a business's success.

School

UCL School of Management expands and acquires Level 50 at Canary Wharf

Wednesday, 12 May
UCL School of Management grows to occupy level 38 & level 50 of One Canada Square and added 12 additional academics in 2020.

Research

How developed should a product be before launching a crowdfunding campaign?

Tuesday, 11 May
Featured in the Financial Times Business School Briefing, a working paper by UCL SoM’s Sidika Tunç Candoğan, Bilal Gokpinar, Ersin Körpeoğlu and their co-authors explores the non-financial benefits of crowdfunding and its ability to facilitate product development.

In the Media

Is skilled craftsmanship the key to mass unemployment?

Monday, 10 May
Craftsmanship requires a distinct skillset and relies on human judgement and creativity, which cannot be replicated on a mass, automated scale. Cited in The Economist, a recent study by five leading academics, including UCL School of Management's Davide Ravasi, examines the discipline of the crafts as a way of remaking the organisation of work.

In the Media

The power of crowdfunding for new product development

Friday, 7 May
Traditionally used as a tool to raise funds for startups and entrepreneurs, Bilal Gokpinar explains to Angel News how his recent study with co-author Philipp Cornelius from the Rotterdam School of Management shows that crowdfunding is, in fact, a powerful tool to engage customers and assist in new product development.

In the Media

Felix Danbold discusses why black inclusion at senior levels stalls at 4%

Thursday, 6 May
In most sectors across the US, diversity within leadership roles is consistently low averaging at just 4%. The lack of diversity in leadership is just one of the reasons organisations are not truly tackling systemic racism. Speaking with Democracy Journal, Felix Danbold explains why leadership prototypes prevent a truly diverse and inclusive environment and fuel the 4% problem.

In the Media

Embedding sustainability into corporate strategy improves financial performance

Wednesday, 5 May
Sustainable business leadership is no longer a ‘nice to have'; it has become a necessity for organisations to remain competitive. Speaking to Sport and Sustainability International, Paolo Taticchi discussed how business leaders can best approach developing a sustainable business plan and the proven financial benefits.

In the Media

Chia-Jung Tsay named Poets&Quant's Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors

Tuesday, 4 May
We are delighted to announce that Professor Chia-Jung Tsay has been named one of the World's Best 40-Under-40 Best Business School Professors by Poets&Quants. Having received 86 nominations, Chia was one of the most nominated professors this year and in any previous year.
In the Media

The effect of failure on performance in healthcare teams

Friday, 30 Apr
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted industries globally, with front-line healthcare workers having been one of the hardest hit. Featured in Forbes, a study by Bilal Gokpinar and his co-authors which investigated the negative impact of patient deaths on healthcare teams demonstrates ways leaders can reduce the short-term effects of failure.


In the Media

The importance of digital skills for leaders in financial management

Wednesday, 28 Apr
Speaking to Raconteur, Alan Parkinson discusses the effects of digital disruption and emerging technologies on leaders in financial management.
Student

Exploring the ethical implications of AI

Tuesday, 27 Apr
UCL School of Management’s module students studying ‘the ethics of artificial intelligence’ module share their thoughts on the varying ethical implications of AI in different industries in 10 minute podcasts.


In the Media

Transforming decision-making processes to maximise efficiency

Friday, 23 Apr
The global pandemic has forced business leaders to rapidly make decisions, which can have a big impact on the organisation. The importance for HR managers and business leaders to make the right decision and ensure everyone’s voice is heard in such unchartered territory is paramount. Speaking to People Management, Joshua Becker shared his five top tips for HR and business managers to transform and optimise their decision-making processes.



School

Founders of The UCL MBA Circle team secure funding from UCL ChangeMakers

Thursday, 22 Apr
Lecturer (Education) Lorenzo Todorow and UCL MBA students Ajibola Omokanye (Jib) and Wren Loucks have successfully secured funding from the UCL ChangeMakers Awards for their fantastic initiative, The UCL MBA Circle.

In the Media

Why first impressions and visual cues count during entrepreneurial pitches

Tuesday, 20 Apr
We all know how important it is to give a good first impression, but how much can this influence investors decisions during entrepreneurial pitches? Writing for Angel News, Dr Chia Jung-Tsay explains why dynamic visual cues are such an important aspect when delivering an entrepreneurial pitch to secure funding.

School

Dr Magda Hercheui and Dr Rikke Duus are shortlisted for the UCL Education Awards

Friday, 16 Apr
The UCL 2021 Education Awards shortlist has been announced and we are delighted to share that this year two members of the UCL School of Management faculty, Dr Magda Hercheui and Dr Rikke Duus have been shortlisted for the ‘outstanding response to teaching and/or support during a pandemic’ award.

In the Media

Jim Berry shares his top 5 strategic growth options for 2021

Thursday, 15 Apr
A year like no other, 2020 certainly left its mark, both good and bad, on business around the world. While some thrived, others didn’t survive. Jim Berry shared his top five strategic growth options for 2021 with Tech Round.

In the Media

Temporary front-line employee relocations boost creativity

Wednesday, 14 Apr
Bilal Gokpinar speaks to Forbes to discuss the benefits of moving employees around the business, particularly on the front line, to boost creativity and organisational innovation.
In the Media

Felix Danbold argues the need to go further than the Sewell Report

Monday, 12 Apr
Speaking with People Management, UCL School of Management’s Assistant Professor Felix Danbold shared his thoughts on the report's findings considering his research surrounding intersectional diversity, social identity, and change in society and organisations.

Research

How grocery co-ops fit into the competitive landscape

Monday, 29 Mar
Do for-profit supermarket chains tolerate higher-priced co-ops? A new working paper by UCL School of Management's Ersin Körpeoğlu and his co-authors uses a competition model to consider co-ops’ place in the competitive grocery landscape.
Research

Crowdfunding Can Deliver More Than Just Money

Friday, 26 Mar
Bilal Gokpinar has been explaining to the Harvard Business Review why crowdfunding, primarily known as a way for businesses to generate funds to launch products or services, offers so much more than just fundraising.
In the Media

COVID-19 causes a surge in demand for online MBAs

Monday, 22 Mar
Paolo Taticchi spoke to the Financial Times to discuss The UCL MBA's online classroom-based model, and why UCL School of Management decided to capitalise on the opportunity to enter the online realm of online learning in 2019 with its unique and flexible structure.

In the Media

Optimising decision-making processes in business

Thursday, 18 Mar
Speaking to HR Magazine, UCL School of Management’s Joshua Becker’s shared insights from his extensive experience as a researcher and practitioner in decision making and group facilitation to explain why decision-makers don’t need to be line heroes, they should rely on their teams.
In the Media

How to successfully implement a modern corporate sustainability strategy

Wednesday, 17 Mar
Speaking on the ESG (Environmental, Sustainable and Corporate Governance) Out Loud podcast, sustainability expert Paolo Taticchi discussed his latest book and why he believes organisations must embed sustainability into their strategy to make it a success and the advantages it can have both financially and competitively.

In the Media

Retailers must move on from crisis mode and start strategic growth planning

Thursday, 11 Mar
Jim Berry sat down with Talk Retail to discuss the need for retailers to make the shift from crisis mode to strategic growth planning. Many retail businesses adapted to the lockdowns and empty high streets and pivoted their business plan to offer online shopping, but a key element of strategic growth planning will be to maintain and creatively integrate this channel with any physical enterprise.

In the Media

Why business schools must weave sustainability into the curriculum

Tuesday, 9 Mar
Speaking with Business Green, Paolo Taticchi discussed the importance of incorporating sustainability into education, particularly MBA programmes, to equip future business leaders to effectively promote sustainability on a par to the pursuit of company profits, and why he believes this should be a key concern for all business schools.

School

#ChooseToChallenge – International Women’s Day at UCL School of Management

Monday, 8 Mar
This International Women’s Day we hear from UCL School of Management’s Director Bert De Reyck as he discusses how as a School, we are raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality.
In the Media

Investing in children’s education can have the biggest return

Monday, 8 Mar
Listed in 2018 Poets & Quants as one of the best 40 business professors under 40 and now one of the most successful and influential Italians in the world, Paolo Taticchi spoke to Italian Newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore about his path to success and why he believes, from first-hand experience, investing in children’s education can have the biggest return.

In the Media

How should employers support people working from home

Tuesday, 2 Mar
Talking to IT Pro, Jim Berry explains that there is a responsibility for managers to be more strategic in their approach and find ways to recreate random interactions when people are working solo at home and promote a virtual cross-team and collaborative culture.
Staff

UCL SoM is doubly represented on the UKRI’s new Early Career Researcher Forum

Monday, 1 Mar
Congratulations to Research Associates, Lei Liu and Mohamad Sadri from our Strategy and Entrepreneurship group for having been selected to join UK research Innovation, UK Research Innovation, UKRI’s, newly-created Forum for Early Career Researchers.
In the Media

Experimenting with scenario planning

Thursday, 25 Feb
Speaking to Management Issues, Jim Berry discusses the importance of scenario planning for organisations to not only be better prepared for unexpected changes that can disrupt their business model but to help build a more robust organisation.

In the Media

How short assignments for front-line employees can boost innovation

Tuesday, 23 Feb
There are real benefits to be seen when front-line employees exchange knowledge and ideas to foster an innovative organisational culture, according to an article in the MIT Sloan Management Review from UCL School of Management’s Bilal Gokpinar and co-authors Phillip Cornelius and Fabian Sting from Rotterdam School of Management and the University of Cologne

Research

Platform Competition Review

Monday, 22 Feb
The interest in platform competition continues to grow rapidly. The rise of the internet dramatically increasing both the scale and scope of platform competition leading most business media outlets to describe the current economic landscape as a “platform economy”. In a recent paper published in the Journal of Management, UCL School of Management’s Joost Rietveld and co-author provide a systematic and interdisciplinary review of the academic literature on platform competition.

In the Media

The need for interdisciplinary research and policy making

Friday, 19 Feb
Speaking with Al-Fanar Media, Susana Frazao Pinheiro, discussed the ever-growing importance of interdisciplinary research initiatives and how the UCL School of Management is spearheading this multidiscipline style of learning through combined programmes with UCL’s School of Pharmacy.

In the Media

Embracing unsolicited advice can benefit your workforce

Thursday, 18 Feb
Talking with HR Magazine, Blaine Landis discussed the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive work culture and how his latest research can help businesses can best promote a culture of solicited and unsolicited advice-giving, which is essential for any organisations to succeed.
Staff

Dr Laura Claus appointed as an Associate of Cambridge Judge Business School

Wednesday, 17 Feb
The fellowship recognises the impact of Laura’s research on social innovation and her extensive work in helping organisations understand and create social value.


In the Media

Is Zoom as effective as an in-person meeting when striking a deal?

Monday, 15 Feb
Speaking to Skift, Chia-Jung Tsay's discussed her research involving 1,855 participants across 12 different studies, which highlights how effective video communication can work just as well as face-to-face meetings.
Alumni

Double Dutch joins forces with GinBuilders to enter the Americas

Friday, 12 Feb
The Double Dutch duo have formed a strategic partnership with GinBuilders, premium brand representation company dedicated to the management of Premium Gin, Genever, and Tonic to launch their brand in the new markets of Latin America, American and Caribbean.
In the Media

How the arts can help you craft a successful research career

Wednesday, 10 Feb
Speaking with Nature, Chia-Jung Tsay discussed how her passion for music and skills as an accomplished classic pianist have and continue to influence her work. ethic and patience, essential for any researcher. Tsay believes a passion for music and the hours of practice required to reach a professional performance standard may accustom musicians to hard work and further develop patience, essential skills for researchers.
In the Media

EU to rule on Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of US gaming company ZeniMax

Tuesday, 2 Feb
Speaking to National Technology News, Joost Rietveld discussed the EU’s antitrust regulators upcoming rule on Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of US video gaming company ZeniMax - the tech giant’s biggest acquisition to date.
In the Media

Blaine Landis discusses 'why work is more than work'

Tuesday, 26 Jan
Dr Blaine Landis has been speaking with ITPro about why work is more than just work to most people.
In the Media

How companies can use Messenger R&A and embrace uncertainty when hiring

Monday, 25 Jan
Professor Vaughn Tan spoke to Mimi Nguyen Co-Founder of the FinTech focused Podcast, Searching for Mana. He shared his experience working on product and business innovation projects for Google and now in the luxury culinary sector.
In the Media

How enterprises could restore our confidence in digital society with blockchain

Monday, 18 Jan
Speaking to IDG Connect JP Vergne discussed the battle for Blockchain and social media which are competing for the heart of the enterprise and how the outcome of will determine what sort of business culture we create for ourselves in the next five years.

In the Media

Is cloud-based learning here to stay? 

Wednesday, 13 Jan
As many studies point to edtech as a catalyst for change in educational processes, Paolo Taticchi speaks to Education Technology about the recent shift to online learning and why he believes universities must build on their learnings from their experience with online learning to build some truly great, accessible programmes for international markets.

In the Media

How to build a future world of work we will want

Monday, 11 Jan
What will life be like when Zoom fatigue is a thing of the past and tech actually helps make work easier and our lives better? That's the question Dr James Berry has been discussing with Nicole Kobie in an article for IT Pro.