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This showcase features research papers from our academic community which have been published in top tier business journals.
Leading with deliberate vagueness
Traditional leadership models tend to emphasise the importance of clarity and of aligning organisational members behind a single, powerful vision.
What enables some women to become CEOs?
What is it like on their way to the top for the women who make up 9% of CEOs or managing directors globally? According to research from Andromachi Athanasopoulou, Amanda Moss-Cowan, Michael Smets, and Tim Morris, their success has a lot to do with the way they manage themselves, balancing expectation and demand to reach acceptance. Read more.
Social media and shopping
What is the real relationship between social media and shopping?
Online retailers have recognised the importance of social media for many years, but they haven't really understood the relationship between social media and online shopping behaviour. Does social media increase exposure to products and therefore encourage shopping? Or does it act as a stand-in for shopping activity? Yuchi Zhang, Michael Trusov, Andrew T. Stephen and Zainab Jamal set out to address these questions once and for all. Read more.
A Mechanism for LIBOR
Managing the gap between reputation and identity
When a firm's reputation among clients and potential clients varies wildly from its identity, it runs the risk of a reputational crisis.
Reviewing supply-chain design
In an environment when next day delivery is becoming the norm, the traditional tenets of supply-chain design are constantly being challenged.
Forget what you've been told about the trade-off between economies of scale and responsiveness – the concept of 'agility' might very well be the next frontier. Read more.