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    Entrepreneurial activity in the UK is strong, but regionally unbalanced

Entrepreneurial activity in the UK is strong, but regionally unbalanced

Mobilise labour and knowledge and the UK will enjoy a more inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurial society, writes Saul Estrin

 

Experts in the field of entrepreneurship recently met at the London School of Economics to discuss reform strategies proposed in a new policy brief, which seeks to promote entrepreneurship in the UK.

Dr Mark Sanders, Associate Professor at the Utrecht University School of […]

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    Cognitive performance in competitive environments: do psychological differences matter?

Cognitive performance in competitive environments: do psychological differences matter?

Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta’s study of a chess match offers insight into the impact of psychological differences on cognitive performance in a competitive setting

 

Understanding cognition is important. Several studies establish that cognitive ability is a strong predictor of occupational attainment, wages, and a range of social behaviours in adults. It is also important for predicting the schooling performance of children, adolescents and […]

Breaking promises is bad for business

When firms break the psychological contract, employees may ‘pay it forward’ to colleagues and clients find Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro and Hong Deng

 

When organisations break their promises to their employees, who suffers the consequences and why? Intuition, and indeed research, tells us that those who are harmed seek to redress the balance by harming their perpetrator. This can, for example, be […]

Taking #MeToo into global supply chains

Harassment and abuse are widespread among suppliers of multinationals, but better worker representation can offer women a protected voice, write Sarah Ashwin and Naila Kabeer

 

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. There have been some well publicised episodes before – Clarence Thomas, Justice in the American Supreme Court, and more recently, Dov Charney, founder of American […]

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    How Tesla is changing product life cycle in the car industry

How Tesla is changing product life cycle in the car industry

With software updates, any product can be open-ended and continuously in the making, argue Antti Lyyra and Kari Koskinen

 

Traditionally cars are sold as finished and complete products. Buyers do not expect new cars to improve or change once they are rolled out of the dealer’s premises. Only occasional maintenance, software updates or repairs are carried out to keep the […]

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    Naps in the office – is this the secret behind China’s digital success?

Naps in the office – is this the secret behind China’s digital success?

At the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, napping is the norm, and there is a general lack of overt hubris, write Will Venters and Carsten Sørensen

Last year, we spent a week visiting Shenzhen, China, to see the headquarters of one of the world’s most innovative and fastest-growing companies – Huawei. Since its founding in 1987, Huawei has grown to become […]

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    Women are less satisfied than men after promotion to managerial positions

Women are less satisfied than men after promotion to managerial positions

Few organisations would question the idea that promotions have a positive impact on the job satisfaction of women managers. Perhaps they should, says Daniela Lup.

The gender gap in managerial representation, especially in upper-management positions, is widely documented and understanding the causes remains an important endeavour for researchers and policy makers in developed economies.
Why does the gender gap in high-level […]

Why the iPhone X matters to Apple

Digital platforms expanding into the Internet of Things could challenge the Apple-Google duopoly, writes Carsten Sørensen.

So, there is another line of iPhones out – big deal? The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the X all launched this autumn. The iPhone X – or, for people without knowledge of Roman numerals, the one-phone-ten – has a brighter and more advanced […]

Are you a leader or a manager?

You should proudly reply ‘both,’ but you need to learn when to use each set of skills, writes Connson Locke.

 

The title of this article sounds like a trick question – it would seem the answer should be “leader”. But have you ever thought about what a manager does? Managers set up the systems that allow the organisation to run […]

Power to the people? China’s policy trilemma in Hong Kong

Beijing needs to make choices or it faces an unstable future fueled by an increasingly radicalised youth, write Davide Cantoni, David Y. Yang and Noam Yuchtman.

Twenty years after Hong Kong was “handed over” from Great Britain to the People’s Republic of China, China’s President, Xi Jinping, visited to project the power of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) into the […]