2016 Media Coverage

2016 Media Coverage

Members of the department are regularly featured in the media, below is a selection of coverage for 2016:

December 2016

  • A new Centre for Climate Finance & Investment at Imperial College Business School will work with companies to manage the risks and financial opportunities posed by climate change. The story was covered in Live Energy News, Edie.net and Biofuels International. Dr Charles Donovan, Head of the Centre, was also interviewed on LBC Radio about how Donald Trump’s position on climate change is likely to affect UK/US investor relations.
  • City A.M carried a story (8th Nov 16) on a research paper by Professor Carol Propper and authors from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities. The article looks at the performance issues facing the NHS and examines whether extending patient choice would be the best way to achieve better results. The same research paper is featured in the latest American Economic Review. You can read the full article on the link here: http://www.cityam.com/253234/nhs-brexit-give-people-choice-and-theyll-make-good-one.
  • Professor Richard Green was interviewed on CCTV (China Central Television) about the UK’s solar energy market. The interview starts at 1:38. You can view the video on this link: http://tv.cctv.com/2016/11/16/VIDE8seCQ61A0GugvF3QkWla161116.shtml
  • Professor Richard Green published a letter in the FT on 17 November, “Electricity storage need not be a concern”, http://ow.ly/cfZp306pDGT
  • Dr Paolo Taticchi has authored an Op-Ed in Poets & Quants about the evolution of online learning and how this has impacted on the teaching of online MBA programmes.
    You can read the full article here: http://poetsandquants.com/2016/11/18/online-mba-finally-come-age/

November

  • City A.M carried a story (8th Nov 16) on a research paper by Professor Carol Propper and authors from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities. The article looks at the performance issues facing the NHS and examines whether extending patient choice would be the best way to achieve better results. The same research paper is featured in the latest American Economic Review.You can read the full article on the link here: http://www.cityam.com/253234/nhs-brexit-give-people-choice-and-theyll-make-good-one.
  • Josh Zywien wrote for MarketingProfs (marketing consulting company specializing on training of marketing professionals (>600,000 members), particularly B2B) on Park, C. Whan, MacInnis, Debbie, Eisingerich, Andreas’ forthcoming “Brand Admiration” book, “Brand admiration is Earned, Not Given: Here’s How to Make it Last Forever” (http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2016/30982/brand-admiration-is-earned-not-given-heres-how-to-make-it-last-forever)
  • Dr Mark Kennedy was interviewed for an article in Hays Journal, ‘Encouraging Entrepreneurship’ which focusses on how to encourage internal innovation amongst employees, utilising new technologies and digital capabilities. Hays Journal is a well-regarded bi-annual publication for the HR industry, providing insight, news and thought leadership for a global audience of HR and recruitment professionals.
  • Work done by Antoine Vernet in collaboration with Mark Kennedy and Pinar Ozcan (Warwick) was mentioned in the conversation http://theconversation.com/why-airbnb-is-welcome-in-some-cities-and-not-in-others-67977
  • Professor George Yip was quoted in the Wall Street Journal (online version) in an article looking at the impact of Germany’s decision to reopen its review of the €670 million Chinese acquisition of German based technology firm, Aixtron SE. You can see the full article on the link here: http://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2016/10/24/germanys-backflip-in-aixtron-takeover-indicates-growing-regulatory-risk-experts-say/. If you have any issues opening the link, you can access the article by entering the headline into Google – “Germany’s Backflip in Aixtron Takeover Indicates Growing Regulatory Risk, Experts Say”. The journalist, Nina Trentmann, previously attended the launch for George’s new book on China back in June.

October

  • Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi was interviewed in Changeboard for an article “Will flexible working hours make you happier and more productive?” The article discusses the benefits of UK companies allowing staff to work more flexible hours.
    You can read the article here: http://www.changeboard.com/content/6292/will-flexible-working-hours-make-you-happier-and-more-more-productive/
    Changeboard is a leading business HR and management publication, circulated across the UK and Europe to over 121,000 senior HR and business professionals.
  • Andreas B. Eisingerich interviewed by Professor Barbara Kahn, and Professor Americus Reed on Marketing Matters Business Radio Show by the Wharton School (Sept. 28th, 5:00-5:25pm ET) https://businessradio.wharton.upenn.edu/programs/marketing-matters/guests/.
  • C. Whan Park, Deborah J. MacInnis, and Andreas B. Eisingerich’s forthcoming book “Brand Admiration” (Wiley) covered in MarketingProf’s “Brand Admiration: Three Powerful Bottom-Line Benefits of Being Admired” http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2016/30664/brand-admiration-three-powerful-bottom-line-benefits-of-being-admired. MarketingProfs is a U.S. based marketing consulting company focusing on sessions and training in marketing. Over 600,000 marketing professionals receive its newsletters.
  • C. Whan Park, Deborah J. MacInnis, and Andreas B. Eisingerich’s forthcoming book “Brand Admiration” (Wiley) covered in MarketingProf’s “The Saving Grace of Brand Admiration: 3 Companies, 3 Mistakes, 3 Different Outcomes” http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2016/30752/the-saving-grace-of-brand-admiration-3-companies-3-mistakes-3-different-outcomes.
  • C. Whan Park, Andreas B. Eisingerich, Gratiana Pol, and Jason Whan Park’s research addressed in “Business Daily” piece on PayPayl’s market value and strategy http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Constant-innovation-imperative-for-online-payment-service-firms/1248928-3402494-vrhf5nz/.
  • Imperial medics Yusuf Sherwani, Mohammed Muntasir, Maroof Ahmed, Abdulrahman El-Hilly, Sheeraz Iqbal, Sarim Siddiqui, Omar Usmani, and Andreas Eisingerich’s work on app for facilitating smoking cessation “Quit Genius” and forthcoming publication by the team featured in http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/medicine/newssummary/news_29-9-2016-15-57-32.

August/September

  • Dr Mark Kennedy has been featured in an article on BBC Capital, in the ‘Careers Coach’ section of the site, discussing how to empower staff to problem-solve effectively: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20160826-how-to-survive-as-the-office-go-to-person      BBC Capital is a section of the BBC website created for an international audience. It is business oriented with a dedicated focus on HR, career development, leadership and management.
  • Professor Tommaso Valletti is featured in an article on Wired, speaking about Net Neutrality: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/eu-net-neutrality-guidelines
  • Professor George Yip’s book, China’s Next Strategic Advantage has been given an excellent plug in an article in Forbes “Does Hinkley Fiasco Nuke Future Chinese Investment Power Plays?”The journalist, Roger Aitken, attended the book launch that the Business School hosted back in June.

July

  • Professor Nelson Phillips is quoted in an article in today’s (11th July) Financial Times, Brexit: UK business schools uncertain but optimistic which looks at the attitude of leading business schools in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The article also includes the views of two prospective students… ‘The one thing that does not concern either Ms Darveniza or Ms Zhen is their choice of business schools. They are both convinced that these will remain leading global institutions.’
  • The Washington Post carries an article (12th July 2016) “When it comes to saving energy, it’s really not all about the money” about a study led by three Business School academics. The study shows how people’s decision to reduce their energy consumption is often motivated by awareness of climate change rather than saving money. The article includes quotes from the Imperial researchers who led the study: Dr Mirabelle Muûls, Dr Ralph Martin and Dr Zeynep Gurguc.
  • The Economist’s Arts & Books section, which features a great review of Professor George Yip’s book, China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation.  The article appears in both the print and online versions of the publication. (8th July)
  • Professor Tommaso Valletti was interviewed by Accelerating News, an online magazine read by the accelerator community, based at CERN. The article flags up Tommaso’s new role as Chief Economist for Competition at the European Commission and explores his career path from engineering to economics and finance. (5th July)
  • Professor Nelson Phillips is quoted in an article “How a younger boss will help you get ahead” on the BBC Capital website. The article looks at the advantages of having a younger boss and how the different generations can learn from each other in the workplace. (4th July)
  • Franco Sassi – talks about his vision for health research at the Business School, the sugar tax and the role of technology in improving public healthcare on the Imperial College homepage.

June

  • Professor Nelson Phillips interview with the Financial Times on 6th June (Business Education section), where he spoke about the factors that help women achieve success as entrepreneurs.
  • China Daily UK carried a full page interview with Professor George Yip about innovation and China, ahead of his book launch.
  • You can also hear a podcast interview with Professor Yip on the Imperial College website.

May 

  • The big story on the Imperial College homepage (27th May) about Professor Tommaso Valletti’s new appointment as the EC’s Chief Economist for Competition.

March 

  • Imperial College Business School is given good exposure in the Financial Times (21.03.16) in an article about the growing demand for programmes that cover big data. Dr Mark Kennedy was interviewed about the MSc Business Analytics programme alongside current student Chris Bradshaw. The piece also includes a plug for the KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics.
  • International business website Forbes, highlights work conducted by Professor Carol Propper in an article (Don’t Be Fooled: Patients Can Shop for Healthcare [18 March 2016]) how patients can get better value for money out of the healthcare system.

February 

  • The paper “Managerial Empathy Facilitates Egocentric Prediction of Consumer Preferences“ (published in the Journal of Marketing Research) and a Harvard Business Review on this paper by Dr Johannes Hattula and his co-authors (Walter Herzog, Darren Dahl, and Sven Reinecke) were covered in an article in the Financial Times on February 24, 2016. The Financial Times article discusses why and how their research findings based on experiments with marketing managers can also be applied to frontline staff and why empathic behaviour can backfire in some contexts.
  • Dr Paolo Taticchi and David Lefevre were interviewed by the Daily Telegraph for an article (5th February 2016) about online MBAs. The article gives a good plug for the Imperial Global Online MBA as well as our approach to online learning.

January

  • Shermani, Yusuf, Sheeraz Iqbal, Mohammed Muntasir, Sarim Siddiqui, Maroof Ahmed, Abdulrahman El-Hill, Omar Usmani, & Andreas B. Eisingerich’s “mHealth App Gamification for Help Quitting Smoking” story received broad coverage in the media, with the British Thoracic Society and over 60 international news outlets running the story.

See more media coverage for 2015 and 2014