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Welcome to the space/time continuum: the business school in the digital age

The technologies they use are changing but the role of business schools remains the same Read more


Born to win? Do first borns have the most success?

We already know your upbringing can affect how you perform as a chief executive. But does it make a difference if you’ve got an older sibling?... Dr Claudia Custodio | 30 October 2017

From C to D: Bitcoin and the Soviets

100 years after the advent of central planning in Russia, another revolution is unfolding with the potential to decentralize economic and social... Dr Emiliano Pagnotta | 30 October 2017

Is there a cure for inequality in drug innovation?

Our research reveals the true nature and magnitude of the mismatch between drug innovation and global unmet health needs ... Dr Eliana Barrenho | 30 October 2017

Newest insights


The rise of the intangible economy: how capitalism without capital is fostering inequality

As companies have come to invest more in intangible assets than tangible ones, it’s had a big effect on business models and social divisionEarly on in this century, a quiet... Read more Prof Jonathan Haskel | 5 December 2017

How do app ratings, rankings and price really affect purchases?

While seemingly straightforward, price is interpreted differently across countries and cultures.... Read more Dr Gokhan Yildirim | 20 November 2017

Blockchain will kill the traditional firm

Blockchain is not like previous technologies: it could entirely change what constitutes 'a business'.... Read more Dr Catherine Mulligan | 16 October 2017
Imperial Business Analytics, Technology

What can we learn from umbrellas? Why social data science matters

The patterns in which people in a crowd open their umbrellas tells us why social data science is important.... Read more Dr Mark Kennedy, Dr Sarah Otner | 18 September 2017

Is this the end of fossil fuels?

The clean technology revolution will not be enough to save the global economy from serious climate change impacts. Companies must adapt to a new climate of risk.... Read more Dr Charles Donovan | 21 August 2017

The Icehotel: redefining management via paradoxes and intangibles

Sweden's number one tourist attraction, the Icehotel is a business case study in how to embrace paradox and impress your customers.... Read more Dr Jonathan Pinto | 14 August 2017

Dropping out of the postcode lottery: do competition and choice improve healthcare?

Policies to introduce competition to healthcare can become politicised, but the market is no more complex than others.... Read more cpropper | 14 August 2017
Strategy & Leadership

Want to improve your results? Stop shouting, start listening

You don’t have to be domineering and bullish to be successful in business. Dr Ileana Stigliani explains how empathetic leadership can improve employee engagement and retention.... Read more Dr Ileana Stigliani | 31 July 2017
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Why every company needs its shepherds – steering external ideas to become internal innovations

Dr Anne ter Wal explains why it’s vital for companies to build internal systems that encourage the sourcing, integration and championing of new knowledge.... Read more Dr Anne ter Wal | 4 July 2017

Can a ‘cue of the cloud’ improve sales?

Dr Rajesh Bhargave examines whether an in-store reminder of the Internet can influence retail purchases.... Read more Dr Rajesh Bhargave | 31 May 2017