2017 Media Coverage

2017 Media Coverage

Members of the department are regularly featured in the media, below is a selection of coverage for 2017:

Find out about our previous media coverage 2016, 2015 and 2014

November/December 2017

Jonathan Haskel spoke at a launch event for his book, Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy, which is co-authored by Stian Westlake of Nesta, presided over by the former Times executive editor Daniel Finklestein. The book has been covered in The Times and the FT (with a major feature by Martin Wolf).

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_30-11-2017-17-1-11

Dr Namrata Malhotra took part in an online web chat with Telegraph Connect, discussing what businesses need to do to become more efficient. She was one of a number of expert panellists taking part in the live web discussion which ran on the Telegraph’s website. You can see a round-up of the main points on the link here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/better-business/business-sustainability/business-efficiency-expert-tips/

Dr Mirabelle Muûls, lecturer at the Grantham Institute and an Assistant Professor in Economics at Imperial College Business School, wrote a piece in the Financial Times where she discussed the need for MBAs to cover environmental challenges. She also discussed the opportunities that will be open to students studying these MBAS as a result.

A student-led research project, which was done in tandem with online dating service eHarmony, has predicted that 80 per cent of singles will use online dating by 2050, with a surge of usage from over-65s. Paolo Taticchi was quoted in the piece. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5131005/Four-five-singles-look-love-internet.html

October/November 2017

Dr Charles Donovan gave an interview to GTM, a highly regarded news outlet for the green energy industry. The piece builds on his recent study (co-authored with the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment) into power parity. Dr Donovan said: “In most countries, you’re going to need a significant over-build of the capacity of renewables, and storage is going to have to play some role in levelling that back out.”

Professor Nelson Phillips reveals top tips for successful business innovation with The Telegraph (2nd Nov: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/better-business/innovation/top-tips-business-innovation/). Nelson was one of a number of industry contributors to take part in an online discussion, answering questions about what aspects of a business can be innovated.

Dr Paolo Taticchi in FindMBA: Paolo was quoted extensively in an article looking at the growing appeal of online MBA programmes and how to create a quality programme that works for online platforms. The article also includes an interview with GMBA student Glen Menezes. https://find-mba.com/articles/inside-online-mba-programs.

Professor George Yip

  • The Financial Times’ Business Education Report for EMBA rankings carried three prominent pieces of coverage for Imperial in the print edition of the magazine including: Professor George Yip was quoted in an article looking at the growth in the London EMBA market, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit: “Capital investment”. He was also quoted in a separate article about the benefits created by business schools forming international partnerships: “Students’ hunger for a global perspective drives EMBA partnerships”.
  • Professor George Yip talks Tesla and China with BBC News. In an interview with BBC World Report, George discussed the implications of Tesla’s new deal to open a factory in China. The piece was broadcast outside of the UK.

August/September 2017

Dr Elena Dalpiaz was interviewed by Il Sole 24 Ore, a high circulation Italian business focussed newspaper, about innovation and entrepreneurship, and about the event she organized at Imperial on July 12 with senior representatives of the Italian financial and innovation community and the directors of White City incubator, Enterprise Lab and Imperial Innovation: Building Bridges: Imperial College meets the Italian Ecosystem for Innovation, hosted by the Business School earlier this month. The journalist attended the event, which brought together Italian venture capitalists, universities and the technology industry to explore the future of innovation. In the write-up of the event, Elena is quoted saying: “Italy is doing much but it still remains at the periphery of international investors.”

The Times of India carries an excellent article about Quit Genius – a no-smoking app developed by two former medical students who spent a year studying at the Business School. In a full page interview about the project, the students give credit to Dr Andreas Eisingerich who mentored the students during their studies at the Business School: http://www.educationtimes.com/article/266/20170717201707141723497812c56157e/Tech-aid.html The article, which appears in both the print and online editions, has achieved 12,000 likes on social media. The Times of India is the world’s highest selling English-language daily newspaper.

In a letter in the Financial Times, Professor Richard Green outlines his views about what needs to be done to manage the side effects created by various energy sources: “Renewables’ side effects need to be quantified”. https://www.ft.com/content/1ba6aa46-9178-11e7-a9e6-11d2f0ebb7f0

Professor Jonathan Haskel’s views are featured in an article in The Economist – “British business marches cheerfully into the unknown”. The article looks at how businesses are still forging ahead with their investment plans despite the uncertainty posed by Brexit. https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21728662-firms-may-dislike-prospect-brexit-so-far-it-isnt-curtailing-their-investment

Professor Nelson Phillips

  • talks entrepreneurship with the Financial Times’ Start-up podcast, Nelson outlined what makes a successful business by commenting on the success of entrepreneur Emily Brooke’s cycling safety light business, Blaze. (July 17)
  • In an article in the Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Connect online, 22 Aug), Professor Nelson Phillips talks about how business leaders need to be able to effectively delegate in order to boost productivity. He says being able to delegate is ‘a key leadership skill’ and that ‘being a great leader is about being able to surround yourself with great people.’
  • was featured in two stories in The Telegraph on 31st August (Telegraph Connect online), talking about how good business leaders approach big decisions and communication. He says, “It’s about making sure that the nature of the question is clear, having the right information, discussing the issue with the right people, and knowing what the timeframe is.”

Paolo Taticchi shared his tips for creating a sustainable business at a conference in Columbia. His comments are featured in Semana, a weekly magazine featuring comment and analysis. http://sostenibilidad.semana.com/impacto/articulo/paolo-taticchi-y-sostenibilidad-lecciones-para-llegar-a-una-real-sostenibilidad/38043

July 2017

Dr Elena Dalpiaz was interviewed by Il Sole 24 Ore, a high circulation Italian business focussed newspaper, about innovation and entrepreneurship, following her recent conference: Building Bridges: Imperial College meets the Italian Ecosystem for Innovation, hosted by the Business School earlier this month. The journalist attended the event, which brought together Italian venture capitalists, universities and the technology industry to explore the future of innovation. In the write-up of the event, Elena is quoted saying: “Italy is doing much but it still remains at the periphery of international investors.”

Dr Charles Donovan spoke to BBC News about the use of solar energy in China in an article looking at how China is becoming a leader in solar power production.
You can read the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40341833

The Times of India carries an excellent article about Quit Genius – a no-smoking app developed by two former medical students who spent a year studying at the Business School. In a full page interview about the project, the students give credit to Dr Andreas Eisingerich who mentored the students during their studies at the Business School: http://www.educationtimes.com/article/266/20170717201707141723497812c56157e/Tech-aid.html The article, which appears in both the print and online editions, has achieved 12,000 likes on social media. The Times of India is the world’s highest selling English-language daily newspaper.

Poets & Quants ran a full page feature about the MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance programme, which launched at the Business School last October. The article includes an extensive interview with Programme Director Dr Mirabelle Muûls.

Paolo Taticchi shared his tips for creating a sustainable business at a conference in Columbia. His comments are featured in Semana, a weekly magazine featuring comment and analysis.
http://sostenibilidad.semana.com/impacto/articulo/paolo-taticchi-y-sostenibilidad-lecciones-para-llegar-a-una-real-sostenibilidad/38043

Professor George Yip

  • wrote a review for Poets & Quants of Duff McDonald’s new book, The Golden Passport, which looks at the history of Harvard Business School and the rise of capitalism in America. He also comments about innovation in a separate article for China Daily.
  • is quoted talking about innovation in China for an article in China Daily about how the southern city of Guangzhou hosted a road show in London to promote the 2017 Fortune Global Forum. You can read the article here: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-06/16/content_29818341.htm

June 2017

An article by Professor Carol Propper featured in The Globe and Mail ahead of her presentation at the AMS Healthcare Symposium – Canadian Medicare 2017: Historical Reflections, Future Directions in Toronto. The piece, which was the last in a five-part series on ‘modernizing medicare’, argues that increasing competition between hospitals for public funds is beneficial to patients but that introducing more choice “also means the rules of the game need to be carefully designed and monitored.”  The article can be viewed here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/theres-room-for-competition-in-public-health-care/article34956444/

Jan Ross (with Dmitry Sharapov) published a media story about “The highest form of flattery? What imitation in the America’s Cup can teach business” (IB Knowledge, Strategy & Leadership, 25th May 2017)
https://wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/knowledge/strategy-leadership/highest-form-flattery-imitation-americas-cup-can-teach-business/

May 2017

Professor George Yip’s book, “China’s Next Strategic Advantage (From Imitation to Innovation)” is given an excellent plug in an article on the Forbes website. The wider article is about China and President Trump’s meeting with the Chinese President. The story has so far received over 1,400 unique page views: www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2017/04/06/as-trump-meets-chinas-xi-jinping-can-he-learn-from-chinese-business-innovation/

March 2017

Professor George Yip is quoted in the Financial Times, 8th March, as part of a piece about how business schools are managing the conversation around Brexit.
https://www.ft.com/content/294cdad4-e959-11e6-967b-c88452263daf

February 2017

Financial Times, dated 16.02.17. Professor Jonathan Haskel discusses the science funding gap with the Financial Times . Jonathan was quoted in this Financial Times story about UK spending on R&D, which has lagged behind the rest of the OECD countries, following on from the British government’s October promise to take an active role in supporting research and development.

Financial Times, dated 21.02.17, carried a letter from Dr Charlie Donovan: “Cost of capital for energy developers reflects the risk”.