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Failure to consider language diversity in EDI provision causes problems for multinational firms

Multinational companies are struggling to successfully produce and embed effective equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) focused agendas
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Business Projects additional resources help organisations get to grips with issues and opportunities

MBA and MSc Business Analytics students focus their skills to address client organisation demands
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Apprenticeship levy offers route to levelling up the North East, when paired with Executive Education

Businesses in the North East of England could be doing more to utilise training support schemes, such as the Apprenticeship Levy, to upskill their staff and grow their operations, say School academics. And the Durham Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) which is set to run in January 2023 is a shining example of how organisations can benefit from the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
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Northeast key players call for region to take advantage of Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Associate Dean for Internationalisation, Professor Kieran Fernandes, and former professor at the School, Professor Christos Tsinopoulos, recently met with council leaders and local businesses to discuss how local government and businesses can work better together to deliver ‘levelling-up’ – or regional rebalancing – across the North.
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COP27 and the Impasse of Climate Responsibility: Liability, Reparation, and the Role of Innovative Enterprises

Dr Laura Marsiliani from our Department of Economics and Co-Director Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics (CE3) comments on her recent attendance at COP27 as a member of Durham University observer delegation and the significance of the conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Consumer trust is best retained if organisations are up front after a security breach

Organisations which suffer security breaches in which customer information is put at risk are far more likely to retain consumer trust if they are swift in communicating the incident, and are proactive in setting out a solution, according to new research from Dr Spyros Angelopoulos, alongside Robert Davison from City University of Hong Kong as well as Noury Janse, Carol Ou, and Xiaowei Zhang from Tilburg University.
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ERS credentials see the Durham MBA sustain Corporate Knights Global Top 25 Ranking

Of the 160 schools assessed in this year’s Corporate Knights Better World ranking of the most sustainable MBA programmes, we’re pleased to say that the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 25.
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Global DBA featured in Forbes article highlighting doctorates in business

"When you conjure up the image of a doctor in your head, you're much more likely to see white coats than you are Wharton..." says Matt Symonds in his Forbes' article. Similar to a PhD, a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) grants the holder the honored title of “Doctor” but without the need for a stethoscope.
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Does loving your country hinder international collaboration?

Having a positive attitude towards your home country is more likely to stop you from collaborating internationally, according to new research undertaken by Professor of Experimental Economics Jason Shachat, alongside colleagues from Chapman University, USA, and Wuhan University, China.
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Guardian University Guide 2023 undergraduate subject rankings highlight School’s strengths in career prospects

The Guardian University Guide recently published its annual subject level tables and three of the School’s undergraduate subject areas achieved a top ten placing. The ranking also highlighted the School’s strengths for graduate prospects.
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Alumni 45 Year Reunion

At the beginning of September, nine alumni from the MSc Management class of 1976/77, a predecessor of our current MBA programme, visited Durham for the weekend for their 45-year reunion.
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Capping energy costs will damage climate change progress in developing countries

Developing and emerging countries will fail to make any significant contribution to global sustainability efforts, unless governments stop capping electricity prices, according to new research from Associate Professor Laura Marsiliani and Associate Professor Thomas Renstrom alongside colleagues from North South University in Bangladesh and Copenhagen Business School.
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