Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Latest News

Explore the insights from our academics as they discuss some of the greatest challenges and issues facing businesses in a rapidly changing world.

Filter Options

Five key trends for business education in 2023

20 January 2023

From AI to Sustainability, Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Dean of the University of Exeter Business School, looks at the five trends that will drive business education...

Read More

Inspiring research, new partnerships and award recognition – a look back at 2022

19 December 2022

As the year draws to a close, Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Dean of the University of Exeter Business School, reflects on the last 12 months and...

Read More

Podcast: Why the public sector urgently needs to embrace society’s digital transformation

14 December 2022

Professor Mark Thompson, a Professor of Digital Economy in INDEX (Initiative for the Digital Economy), discusses how the public sector can be more effective and efficient by...

Read More

The future of media

17 November 2022

As anyone who has watched the hit HBO series Succession will know, media companies must relentlessly innovate, if they are to survive at all. To...

Read More

Cop 27 – the need for progress

16 November 2022

The Cop 27 currently happening in Egypt marks nearly 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted. A key question...

Read More

Emerging Hybrid Technologies, Territorial Disputes and Innovation: Insights from Implementing Emerging Hybrid Technologies

15 November 2022

Stavros Polykarpou, Lecturer in Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, discusses the lessons learned from the introduction of 3D printing at a UK hospital.

Read More

So, can a business manager be a climate activist?

10 November 2022

In their new book, Annika Skoglund and Steffen Böhm show how climate activism is going on in all kinds of organisations, from multinational companies to...

Read More

Strategic Leadership Systems

24 October 2022

Dr Michelle Mahdon and Professor Kristin Cullen Lester discuss why organisations need a clearer understanding of internal networks.

Read More

The key role of digital transformation in the survival of Ukraine

11 October 2022

Professor Alan Brown looks at how digital technology is helping Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.

Read More

Four reasons why UK food prices won’t come down soon

6 October 2022

Steve McCorriston, Professor of Agricultural Economics, explains the factors behind food inflation and argues that, unlike previous crises, the cost of living is unlikely to...

Read More

Collaboration is key

26 September 2022

Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Dean of the University of Exeter Business School talks about the power of collaboration and interdisciplinary working in helping address societal and...

Read More

Harnessing the power of data driven design

1 September 2022

In this podcast, we talk to Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen from the INDEX Initiative for the Digital Economy, at the University of Exeter Business School. Saeema discusses her work...

Read More

Why our work as a business school is more important than ever in the face of global challenges

7 July 2022

Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Executive Dean highlights some of the latest research from Exeter and its role in helping to address some of the most pressing...

Read More

How intergroup leadership can enhance international humanitarian operations

26 May 2022

Niels Van Quaquebeke, Distinguished Research Professor, discusses why a different model of leadership is needed for effective humanitarian operations.

Read More

Podcast: Social media disinformation

23 May 2022

Mohsen Mosleh discusses his research on social media disinformation and the challenges it presents for individuals and organisations.

Read More

Environmental challenges and the role of technology and innovation

11 May 2022

Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Executive Dean looks at the role that technology and innovation plays in helping to solve complex environmental problems, and highlights some of...

Read More

Podcast: Verbal aggression towards women CEOs a result of ‘out of group’ gender bias

8 April 2022

Dr Sebastian Tideman discusses his latest research on the role of gender in the aggressive questioning of CEOs during earnings conference calls.

Read More

Amazon Business: Spend your time right

8 April 2022

Professor Roger Maull, Academic Director of Exeter’s Digital Institute for Digital Economy (INDEX) in conversation with Molly Dobson, Country Manager UK & Ireland, Amazon Business,...

Read More

An introduction from Professor Alexandra Gerbasi

10 March 2022

Read More

Three lessons for leaders looking to improve workplace diversity

8 March 2022

Ruth Sealy, Professor of Responsible Leadership and Director of Impact at University of Exeter Business School, gives her advice to leaders tackling the diversity agenda.

Read More

Sustainability and the need for mining

9 February 2022

Mining is essential.  You may not have thought about this, and that is fine.  The metals and other materials produced by mining are everywhere and...

Read More

Podcast: Alex Gerbasi on Responsible Leadership

1 February 2022

Professor Alex Gerbasi discusses her views on Responsible Leadership.

Read More

Where to focus in 2022: The 5 great shifts driving digital transformation

19 January 2022

The unprecedented events of the past two years have increased the pressure on organisations to accelerate the delivery of their digital strategies.

Read More

Every business is show business

12 January 2022

Dr Alex Connock is the new Professor of Practice in the Business School, in Media and Artificial Intelligence. He argues that changes like streaming and...

Read More

Podcast: Political affinity and cross-border acquisitions

25 November 2021

Dr. Sebastian Tideman explains his research on political affinity between countries and the effect that this has on cross-border company acquisitions.

Read More

Podcast: Malaria gene drive

25 November 2021

Professor Sarah Hartley and her two colleagues in Uganda, Professor Stella Neema and Chris Opesen discuss gene drive research for malaria control. Funded by the...

Read More

Reflections on COP26 – the role of business schools?

24 November 2021

After two weeks of negotiations, 40,000 participants and representations from 197 nations, what have we learned from COP26? And what can business schools do to help...

Read More

Facebook and the next stage of our digital meta-morphosis

15 November 2021

I have never liked being Alan Brown. It feels like such a boring name. Too easily forgotten or confused with so many others with the...

Read More

13 October 2021

I remember the first time that I began to really understand the broad impact of the internet across all of our lives. Several years ago,...

Read More

How taxes could be less taxing

6 October 2021

If the only certainties in life are death and taxes, we owe it to ourselves to live a good life, and we owe it to...

Read More

Insects – A key solution to global food system pressure?

14 September 2021

Professor Stefano Pascucci looks at the pressures on the global food system and the role of insects as an alternative source of protein.

Read More

A further wake up call in the fight against climate change

17 August 2021

The recent IPCC report is a critical update on the fight against climate change. Steffen Boehm, Professor in Organisation and Sustainability, considers its key findings...

Read More

Why ‘circular’ thinking is needed to tackle disposable PPE waste

18 July 2021

PPE saves lives but also creates vast amounts of waste. Professor Peter Hopkinson explains why a ‘circular’ approach is needed to tackle a new environmental...

Read More

Why traditional efficiency models are becoming outdated

13 July 2021

Dr Allen Alexander, Senior Lecturer in innovation at the University of Exeter Business School, argues that we need to think again about efficiency-at-scale advice to...

Read More

Why ESG investing generates value by having lower returns

13 July 2021

Chendi Zhang, Director of the Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre, discusses the pros and cons of investing in ESG policies.

Read More

The problem of food waste

1 June 2021

Professor Stefano Pascucci and Amanda Goodwin introduce research being embarked upon for reducing food waste in Cornwall.

Read More

Driverless cars – the moral maze

10 May 2021

Dr Edmond Awad discusses the moral and ethical issues of driverless cars and what it means for the development of AI.

Read More

Spring forward: Why now is the time to reassess your digital values

22 April 2021

Just a few days ago I had my first Covid vaccination jab. After more than a year of various levels of lockdown, this seems like...

Read More

The DIGIT Lab – Delivering digital innovation for growth, impact and transformation

23 March 2021

The recently launched DIGIT Lab is a Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre led by Exeter INDEX. Together with academic partners, the University of East...

Read More

Podcast: The future of work

18 March 2021

In our upcoming podcast, our panel of leading experts will be discussing the future of work. We will explore how work has changed in the...

Read More

Greater diversity in boards – but more work to do

8 March 2021

As we recognise International Women’s Day progress is being made. However, Professor Ruth Sealy reminds us there is still a huge amount of work to...

Read More

Diversity dos and don’ts: Gender equality by design

8 March 2021

Dr Jamie Gloor explores if real progress towards gender equality in organisations can be made by design.

Read More

Demographic differences and the need for a more tailored approach to pandemic management

8 February 2021

Professor Julian Jamison examines the social demographic factors and the need for a more tailored approach to managing the COVID pandemic.

Read More

We need a new economic approach – reflections on the Dasgupta Review

3 February 2021

On Easter Sunday 1722, explorer Jorgen Roggeveen’s ship caught sight of the remote Island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), home of the now famous Moai...

Read More

Businesses need a new definition of thought leadership

20 January 2021

As more organisations look to Thought Leadership to share knowledge and enhance their reputations, this timely study by Will Harvey sets out some of the tensions and...

Read More

Why our response to the pandemic can’t be one dimensional

16 December 2020

Professor Julian Jamison and Dr Sam Wilkinson look at the need for a more holistic approach to managing the COVID pandemic.  

Read More

Podcast: What is natural capital and why is it important?

16 December 2020

Professor Ian Bateman discusses the importance of natural capital and how to measure it effectively.

Read More

Podcast: How nudge theory app could cut NHS waiting times

9 December 2020

Professor Nav Mustafee discusses his research on helping to cut waiting times in the NHS. It is based on nudge theory and led to the...

Read More

Podcast: How to manage workplace bullying

18 November 2020

Dr Constantine Manolchev discusses his research on bullying and the lessons for managing harassment and negative behaviours within organisations.

Read More

Digital transformation lessons from the trials and tribulations of the NHS contact-tracing app

25 October 2020

Alan Brown, Professor in Digital Economy outlines the lessons from the UK track and trace app.

Read More

Podcast: The importance of Black History Month

19 October 2020

Oli Young, Chief Diversity Officer talks about the importance of Black History Month, and the long term importance of diversity and inclusion for all.

Read More

Dealing mindfully with uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic

15 October 2020

Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno, Senior Lecturer in Leadership Studies, discusses how COVID-19 has provided the whole world with unprecedented uncertainty. Government and companies have their own way...

Read More

Lessons from COVID-19 in tackling climate change and species extinction

13 October 2020

Ben Balmford, PhD Candidate, Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, presents four valuable lessons from COVID-19 that can be applied to the climate change and...

Read More

Why ‘smart’ self-healing materials could help us build a more sustainable future

13 October 2020

Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd, Postdoctoral Research Associate looks at the development of self-healing materials and how they could be used to develop more sustainable products.

Read More

Podcast: How COVID-19 has affected the circular economy

25 September 2020

Professor Fiona Charnley discusses the importance of the circular economy, how it has been affected by COVID-19, and the establishment of a new national hub...

Read More

How much of the plastics economy is circular?

9 September 2020

Read More

Your algorithm doesn’t know me!

19 August 2020

In the UK to deal with lack of exams during the Covid lockdown, they turned to automated decision making via algorithms. How did that work...

Read More

Video: Insights on digital transformation

29 July 2020

Alan Brown, Professor of Digital Economy from the Exeter INDEX Centre provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities for digital transformation in light of...

Read More

Podcast: What has virtual networking during a pandemic taught us?

3 July 2020

Professor Alex Gerbasi discusses virtual networking and how people have been building contacts and relationships during the Covid-19 lockdown. What lessons does it provide us...

Read More

Podcast: What forces individuals to commit white-collar crime?

29 June 2020

Professor Will Harvey and Navdeep Arora talk about the responses and trigger that force individuals to commit white-collar crime. 

Read More

Post-COVID: Re-organising localism around three digital principles

25 June 2020

Mark Thompson is a Professor of Digital economy at the Exeter INDEX Centre. In this blog he puts forward three digital principles for how local...

Read More