Members of the department are regularly featured in the media, below is a selection of coverage for 2019:
Professor David Miles was interviewed on Bloomberg TV (“Bloomberg Markets: China Open”) in Hong Kong this week for a piece looking at the trade war between China and the US, it’s global implications and what’s at stake for both countries. The interview followed an alumni event in Hong Kong on Thursday evening about Brexit, featuring David and Professor Nelson Phillips.
Professor Tommaso Valletti was interviewed by leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, discussing his work on the EU Antitrust Authority and how it regulates major tech companies such as Google and Amazon. Tommaso was interviewed in his role as Chief Economist at the EU Commission, but the article also mentions his role as a professor at Imperial. To translate the article, please open it in Chrome and click on the translate button at the top right of the screen.
Professor Marcin Kacperczyk and Dr Julio Amador were interviewed by Wired about startups that claim to use AI in their products, but actually don’t. Julio said: “Most people don’t know what AI means…Technically if I use a rules-based system, I can say that my system is intelligent, and people who know about AI may frown upon it, but they cannot technically say that I’m lying.” Marcin discussed how the difficulty of defining AI makes the deception even easier. He said: “In the corporate sector pretty much everyone uses big data, and most of the companies are in the business of making predictions. So to the extent that you can collate the two to be part of your business you can of course say you’re AI.”
Dr Rajesh Bhargave discussed the future of advertising on social media platforms with The National Lifestyle, a Dubai based news site, covering business and lifestyle stories. The story looks at how brands are paying social media influencers to advertise their products, but how this model may change in future as technology changes.
Dr Charles Donovan was quoted in Investment & Pensions Europe (not available online) for an article entitled ‘Keen young minds’ reporting on an event last month organised by the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, where institutional investors took questions from students. Prompted by a student’s question, it goes on to discuss ESG investing and how institutional investors are incorporating this into their business practices. The article concludes with a suggestion that “Dr Donovan’s students may one day provide answers”.
Professor Jonathan Haskel was interviewed by the Financial Times about his views on Brexit, in his first interview since joining the Bank of England’s MPC in September. He said that falling business investment, driven by prolonged uncertainty would risk harming the UK’s job market. He was quoted as saying: “The only thing we can be certain of is there’s going to be more uncertainty. That’s what I’m most worried about…We’ve had this fall off in investment… the labour market has got to follow that at some point.”
Professor Markus Perkmann and Professor Nelson Phillips have published a thought-leadership piece on Forbes which looks at how businesses should be free to experiment and embrace new approaches without abandoning the strengths that have made them successful.
was quoted by Canada’s The Globe and Mail in an article looking at the wider US/China conflict reflected in the ongoing Huawei scandal. “We’re not going to have a military war between the West and China,” said Professor Yip. “But there will be trade wars.”
Professor George Yip was interviewed by WGBH radio (a radio station in Boston, Massachusetts) about why he thinks the Chinese are no longer merely imitators but have become serious innovators in their own right. The context to the piece is a story about the US believing China is luring away jobs and stealing American technology as the US and China confront each other over trade practices. The story is featured on the WGBH blog and podcast. Innovation Hub, conversation with Kara Miller and Ian Bremmer about innovation in China, recorded 19 February 2019. http://blogs.wgbh.org/innovation-hub/2019/3/1/china-deal-or-no-china-deal/
Dr Rajesh Bhargave was interviewed by Wired for an article about the declining fortunes of music and movie retailer HMV. Rajesh discussed the current shift to a world which is almost completely digital, although he says people will still retain their love of traditional products such as books. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hmv-closure-administration
Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi was quoted in the Mail on Sunday about a new report which shows how pointless meetings are expected to cost the UK economy a staggering £45bn in 2019. Commenting on the report, Sankalp gave his advice on what makes a productive meeting: “The secret of a successful and time-efficient meeting is preparation. The agenda mustn’t be too long, otherwise, there’s a risk of spending too much time on the first items and later items are rushed. The agenda should be circulated well in advance, including the goals of what is expected from the meeting, and specific detail on the subjects and time allocation.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6607815/Brits-spend-13-days-pointless-meetings-2019-costing-UK-economy-staggering-45bn.html
His comments on meaningless meetings and how to make them better were also published in other outlets: https://www.businessleader.co.uk/pointless-meetings-across-the-world-will-cost-companies-541bn-in-2019/58175/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6607815/Brits-spend-13-days-pointless-meetings-2019-costing-UK-economy-staggering-45bn.html https://cxm.co.uk/meet-veg-pointless-meetings-costing-companies/
In a separate Financial Times article, Dr Charlie Donovan was quoted in a piece about how businesses are reacting to climate change, as governments around the world seek to improve energy efficiency and rely less on fossil fuels. https://www.ft.com/content/945b8c44-0450-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1
Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi was interviewed in Raconteur (part of The Times newspaper) for an article “Moving to the Next Level in Management”. https://www.raconteur.net/business-innovation/hierarchy-flat-structure
Professor Nelson Phillips took part in a panel discussion with The Telegraph about what SMEs need to do to scale up small businesses: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/sme-library/managing-your-business/sme-scale-up-operations-panel/
2018 Media Coverage
Members of the department are regularly featured in the media, below is a selection of coverage for 2018:
Dr Rajesh Bhargave was interviewed (Dec 18) about people’s shopping habits for the Imperial podcast. Raj discussed how technology is impacting on people’s shopping habits and the implications for people’s data privacy. The conversation also looked at the rising popularity of Black Friday and how he believes technology won’t replace people’s traditional shopping habits. https://wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/imedia/content/view/6243/shopping-habits/ https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/social-and-multimedia/podcasts/
Dr Charlie Donovan was quoted in an article in The Guardian which looks at why public money isn’t enough to provide clean energy to people living off-grid. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/03/a-billion-people-without-electricity-missing-out-on-pledged-funds-un-climate-summit-poland
Dr Charlie Donovan was quoted in The Irish Times for an article about the launch of the 100% Club, an initiative backed by Imperial that aims to address the practice of businesses who fail to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. Charlie was quoted saying that: “Companies are under increased pressure from stakeholders to disclose their approach to climate risk. But if the underlying data isn’t up to scratch, then even the most sophisticated and robust risk management framework is rendered useless.”
Professor George Yip authored an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph (Dec 18) in which he discussed the challenges and opportunities facing companies who want to expand overseas. He writes: “What expanding a business overseas, the biggest problem is not knowing what you don’t know. Any number of regulations, local customs or business practices, could trip up a newly arrived business, but it’s impossible to know which ones.” A scan of the article is available on request.
Professor George Yip was featured in Forbes, speaking about why China is undergoing an economic awakening, in what he describes as a “Chinese renaissance” – comparing the country’s success to the European Renaissance of the 14th century. The comments were taken from a speech he delivered at Fortune’s Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, China. You can watch the full video of George’s talk in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ50LVB851I and read the Fortune article here: http://fortune.com/2018/11/29/china-renaissance/
Frize, Martin. P., Andreas B. Eisingerich, Martin Benkenstein’s work was featured in Focus Online (German Magazine) “Sharing is More than Owning Research Work on the Sharing Economy Receives Award” August, 22nd, 2018.
Lin, Yuting, Andreas B. Eisingerich, “Can You Handle the Truth? How Transparent Companies Become Role Models to Consumers” Forbes Magazine, Aug. 20th 2018.
Professor Richard Green was interviewed on BBC News at Ten (9th August) about why energy prices fluctuate, as part of an item on British Gas price hikes on Standard Variable tariffs. The programme is no longer available to watch, but we are looking to obtain a clip.
Dr Paolo Taticchi was interviewed by Business Because about the importance of studying for an online MBA. Paolo talks about how technology is transforming the learning experience and the piece references both the GMBA and the Hub. The article centres around the recent results of the QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2018, in which Imperial was ranked first in the UK.
Quoted in Jeremy Hazlehurst, “Trade War could Spell Disaster for U.S. B-Schools,” poetsandquants.com, July 28, 2018.
Chaturvedi. Media coverage in Public Finance magazine titled “Inspire the whole team with mindful leadership” on 13th June 2018.
A new report from the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment: ‘Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries’ was covered in the Financial Times (front page of the Companies & Markets section) with an interview with Dr Charles Donovan about the findings.
The following media covered the story, with quotes (and some interviews) with Charlie, plus a plug for the Business School and the CCFI:
BBC World Service Newsday – not available online, but a clip has been requested.
The press release about the report has also generated coverage in multiple international media outlets in countries including Turkey, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam and India, plus specialist environment media.
Professor Carol Propper was interviewed on BBC’s Newsnight for a studio discussion about the future of NHS funding. The piece was part of a package of reports to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Ambition Magazine (AMBA) carried an op-ed from Dr Paolo Taticchi about the GMBA and the evolution of Edtech in the business school community in the July issue of the magazine. The article provides insights into how to build an effective online MBA programme.
Dr Renata Kosova was quoted in the June edition of CEO Magazine at the beginning of a double-page article: “The Productivity Puzzle”, which looks at how CEOs can boost productivity levels within their organisations. Renata’s comments appear alongside commentary from a range of industry experts including CEOs, business consultants, academics, training providers and tech specialists. The magazine is read by a global audience of business leaders, executives, investors and entrepreneurs with has outlets in Australia, Sweden, Singapore and the Philippines. I’ve attached the article to this e-mail as the online version requires a subscription.
Sankalp Chaturvedi (Gandhi Centre) organised a conference with All India Management Association (AIMA) on 30th April on “The Future of Organisations” connecting thought leaders from government, industry and academia. The conference was well attended and received wide media attention in UK and India. This was also lead page on our Imperial website on 2nd May.
Professor Kalyan Talluri was quoted in an article in Top MBA about Imperial’s new MSc Business Analytics (online) programme. The article leads with the information that the programme has harnessed Imperial’s significant online education capabilities and also features a quote from current student Mark O’Shea, who is studying on the offline programme.
Professor George Yip is quoted extensively in Il Sole 24 Ore (leading Italian newspaper) about EMBA partnerships with other business schools. This article was first published in the Financial Times in October 2017. You can read the article by opening it up in Google Chrome and clicking the ‘translate’ button at the top right of the screen.
Professor Jonathan Haskel’s book Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy (co-authored with Stian Westlake) has been named one of the Books of the Year by both The Economist and Financial Times.
Professor Jonathan Haskel was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week about the themes of his new book, Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy (co-authored with Stian Westlake).
Professor George Yip took part in a panel discussion at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech International conference in China, talking about how Chinese educators can encourage their students to think more creatively.