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UCL School of Management Professor talks sustainability with the Guardian

Tuesday, 12 Jul
UCL School of Management professor Paolo Taticchi has featured in two articles with the Guardian, both of which address the need for sustainability and the ways that businesses can incorporate more sustainable practices.
Staff

UCL School of Management Professor discusses art and NFTs on Al Jazeera podcast

Thursday, 7 Jul
UCL School of Management Professor Jean-Philippe Vergne has appeared on Al Jazeera’s live global broadcast ‘The Stream’ to discuss the future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and art. The platform, which has a global reach of 310 million households in over 140 countries, is a television and online programme that airs daily and discusses the most pressing topics of the time.
In the Media

UCL School of Management Professor receives honour from President of Portugal

Tuesday, 5 Jul
UCL School of Management Professor Susana Frazão Pinheiro has received an honour from the President of Portugal for her services to Education. Appointed Commander of the Order of Public Instruction, Susana's work was celebrated in a ceremony held in London on 10 June.
In the Media

Professor Chia-Jung Tsay writes article on pitching to venture capitalists

Friday, 1 Jul
UCL School of Management Professor Chia-Jung Tsay has written an article for Sifted, an online platform specialising in startups, in which she discusses the key factors in pitching to venture capitalists.
Staff

Professor Davide Ravasi appointed incoming Associate Editor for AOM

Thursday, 16 Jun
We are delighted to announce that Professor Davide Ravasi, head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship and research group and Director of the UCL School of Management has been appointed as one of the new Associate Editors for the Academy of Management Journal.

Staff

UCL School of Management professor wins UCL Education Award for Sustainability

Friday, 10 Jun
The UCL School of Management is delighted to announce that professor Paolo Taticchi has been awarded with a 2022 UCL Education Award for his committment to sustainability.
In the Media

UCL ranked eighth best university in the world in QS World Rankings 2023

Thursday, 9 Jun
UCL has been ranked among the Top 10 universities in the world in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. For the second consecutive year, UCL has placed eighth on the prestigious list, joining other global universities such as Stanford and MIT.
Research

UCL School of Management professor launches new research project on Italian SMEs

Wednesday, 8 Jun
A new research project coordinated by UCL School of Management Professor Paolo Taticchi, OMRI will assess how Italian SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) are engaging with the sustainable transformation of their business.
School

Three School of Management alumni named in Forbes' 30 under 30 list

Wednesday, 1 Jun
We are delighted to announce that three UCL School of Management alumni have been named in Forbes’ annual 30 under 30 list in multiple categories. In total, fourteen members of the UCL community have featured in the list, which includes UCL staff, students and alumni.
School

The UCL MBA celebrates graduating students with first ever completion ceremony

Tuesday, 31 May
The UCL School of Management recently celebrated the success of five graduating MBA students, who joined us in London for our UCL MBA Orientation and Immersion Weekend and our first Completion Ceremony. Set to become a bi-annual event, current and former School of Management students were invited to attend the four-day Ceremony to celebrate the Founders' Cohort, the first class of UCL MBA graduates.
School

UCL School of Management's first annual UCL Diversity Research Day

Monday, 23 May
Increasingly, scholars and organisations are placing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the forefront of their efforts. On May 5th, 2022, faculty in the UCL School of Management hosted the first annual UCL Diversity Research Day. The event brought a select group of scholars from across the UK to share cutting edge research in the space of EDI.
Research

How digital consumers manage their online visibility in game-like conditions

Friday, 20 May
Organisations continue to create digital interfaces and infrastructure that are designed to heighten consumers’ online visibility and encourage them to part with their data. The way these digital systems operate and the rules they are governed by are often opaque, leaving consumers to deploy their own strategies for managing their online information sharing with organisations.
In the Media

Blaine Landis named Poets&Quant's Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors

Monday, 16 May
We are delighted to announce that Assistant Professor Blaine Landis has been named one of the World's Best 40-Under-40 Best Business School Professors by Poets&Quants
In the Media

Yiting Deng named Poets&Quant's Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors

Monday, 16 May
We are delighted to announce that Assistant Professor Yiting Deng has been named one of the World's Best 40-Under-40 Best Business School Professors by Poets&Quants​.

In the Media

Two SoM faculty named in Poets&Quants Best 40-Under-40 Business Professors list

Monday, 16 May
This year, two members of UCL School of Management's fantastic faculty have been named in the Poets&Quants Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors list. Congratulations to Yiting Deng and Blaine Landis.
Research

95% of SoM research outputs as world-leading & internationally excellent in REF

Thursday, 12 May
The REF 2022 results, released on 12 May 2022, show a significant increase in The School of Management’s scores, confirming our position as a leading UK institution producing innovative and disruptive research. This year 95% of our research outputs were deemed 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent', which placed the school 2nd in the UK for Business and Management.


In the Media

Are social features the key to a successful Freemium Hit?

Friday, 6 May
UCL School of Management professor Joost Rietveld and PhD student Joe Ploog have published their research paper on freemium products in the Strategic Management Journal.
In the Media

School of Management professor showcases research in the Wall Street Journal

Thursday, 5 May
UCL School of Management professor Chia-Jung Tsay has featured in the Wall Street Journal in which she discusses the key to attracting venture capitalists: passionate body language.
In the Media

School of Management professor talks Great Resignation in Financial Times

Tuesday, 3 May
UCL School of Management professor Anthony Klotz has featured in an article with the Financial Times. Known internationally for coining the term ‘The Great Resignation’, Klotz addresses his creation of what the Financial Times refers to as “one of the defining phrases of the pandemic”.
Research

How Multinational Firms can respond effectively to hostility of host governments

Friday, 22 Apr
Data shows that the number of investments between Multinational Organisations (MNCs) and foreign governments has increased significantly in the last 20 years, but what happens when disputes arise between the two parties? Research by Davide Ravasi, Caterina Moschieri and Quy Huy published in the Journal of Management Studies, explores how events evolve from the inception of a dispute between an MNC and a host government to its eventual resolution, whether favourable or not to the MNC.

In the Media

The effects of the privatisation of Channel 4 on the company’s cultural identity

Thursday, 21 Apr
As talks continue around the potential privatisation of Channel 4, many are looking back at the lessons learnt from the privatisation of Royal Mail in 2013. Cited in the Financial Times, research by Davide Ravasi and Mislav Radic, into the cultural changes in an organisation warns that cultural tensions are likely to occur with the planned move.


Student

Student team finish in the top three at the International Executive Challenge

Tuesday, 12 Apr
UCL School of Management students have placed third in the International Executive Challenge 2022! The all-female team comprised of Julie Wouters, Emmy Vanherpe, Wiam Kebbou and Tsvetina Chelebieva competed against 15 other teams in front of a US-based panel of judges.
School

School of Management Staff Celebrated in 2022 Education Awards Nominations

Thursday, 7 Apr
Nominees for the UCL Education Awards and Student Choice Awards have recently been announced, with staff and students from the School of Management receiving recognition in multiple categories.

Alumni

School of Management Alumnae crowned 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year'

Tuesday, 5 Apr
UCL School of Management alumnae Joyce and Raissa de Haas have been crowned ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the 2022 Business Champion Awards
Student

Analytics Lab project: A guide to explainable AI

Monday, 4 Apr
A new report from UCL School of Management MBA students Ian Cooper and Wendy Kent and the Consultancy firm Capgemini, argues that the key to the success of AI is explainability. Carried out at the UCL School of Management’s new Analytics Lab, the report explains why it is so important for people to understand what AI is doing and why in order for the technology to succeed.

Research

School of Management PhD Student Selected for Women Transforming India Awards

Friday, 1 Apr
UCL School of Management PhD student Aardra Chandra Mouli is one of the 75 women selected by NITI Aayog’s Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) 2021!
In the Media

Professor Receives International Recognition for his work on Sustainable NFTs

Wednesday, 30 Mar
Paolo Taticchi, a professor at the UCL School of Management and an expert in corporate sustainability, has recently received international acclaim for his “NFT sustainability manifesto”.
Student

The UCL MBA was an opportunity to futureproof my career

Wednesday, 30 Mar
After working as a tax specialist in multinational corporations for over 20 years UCL MBA student, Iain Cooper wanted to develop his strategic skills and help take his career to the next level. Speaking with QS Top MBA he explains how the UCL MBA has helped him achieve this and why the online learning method was perfect to accommodate his work schedule.

In the Media

Challenging masculine prototypes to increase women’s senior representation

Tuesday, 29 Mar
Despite decades of effort for equality in the workplace, women remain severely underrepresented at senior management level. Writing for Maddyness, Felix Danbold explains why the problem of “masculine prototypes” is a major contributing factor to why women are still overlooked and underrepresented, globally.

Research

Research Study: Test your Creativity by Helping us Save a Theatre in Chicago

Monday, 28 Mar
UCL School of Management is looking for participants in a research study to come up with a business action plan to help save Riverside Theatre. Participants are paid and studies are conducted remotely.
Research

Joost Rietveld Talks Market Orchestration on "Talking About Platforms" Podcast

Monday, 28 Mar
UCL School of Management Assistant Professor Joost Rietveld discusses his research project, "Market Orchestrators: The Effects of Certification on Platforms and their Complementors" on the podcast "Talking about Platforms".
Research

The trade-off between corporate greening alongside corporate growth

Friday, 25 Mar
Organisations are increasingly embracing substantiality practices, but many face the challenge of achieving growth whilst being truly sustainable. In Paolo Taticchi’s latest research with his co-authors, Paolo offers actionable recommendations and a process framework to support “gracious growth” and help leaders manage the trade-off between corporate greening and corporate growth.

Research

Corporate Sustainability Professor launches NFT Sustainability Manifesto

Wednesday, 16 Mar
Paolo Taticchi, a professor at the UCL School of Management and an expert in corporate sustainability, has today launched the “NFT sustainability manifesto” to raise awareness about the opportunities and environmental risks for companies using NFTs.
School

#BreakTheBias – International Women’s Day at UCL School of Management

Tuesday, 8 Mar
This International Women’s Day we hear from UCL School of Management’s Director Davide Ravasi as he discusses how as a School, we are raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality and the wonderful community at the school about their research into gender bias, experiences and advise to #BreakTheBias.
In the Media

Consensus-based problem-solving groups kill innovative ideas

Tuesday, 8 Mar
When faced with a problem, organisations often create a specific task force or steering committee to solve it. Writing for Harvard Business Review, Sarah Harvey and her co-authors highlight their research findings to explain the issue of groupthink with such groups.

In the Media

Conversations about fertility in the workplace

Tuesday, 1 Mar
Events in our personal lives impact our professional lives too, so why do we not share these fundamental life events with our colleagues and employers and seek appropriate support? Speaking with the Financial Times, Raina Brands shares why in 2021 she updated her CV to include two major personal life events; her recurrent pregnancy loss (2019-2020) and then the birth of her son (2021).


In the Media

Leadership prototypes inhibit seeing the potential in women for senior roles

Tuesday, 22 Feb
Speaking with the BBC, Felix Danbold explains how masculine traits typically associated with leadership, combined with a male-dominated leadership team, increase men's potential value and make it easy to overlook women’s potential as leaders

In the Media

Should your next CEO be a CIO?

Monday, 21 Feb
As Chief Information Officers, CIOs, become increasingly more influential in the strategic management of organisations, it would be reasonable to presume they would ascend to Chief Executive Officers CEOs but this isn’t strictly true. Speaking with raconteur James Berry explains that while they do possess the necessary skills required, a good CEO needs a broader set of expertise.

Alumni

The Natural Remedy Lab: A book by Management Science alumna Tanika Dahad

Wednesday, 16 Feb
After graduating from the BSc Management Science programme in 2020, Tanika Dahad has been keeping extremely busy, balancing a job as a Consulting Analyst at Deloitte Digital and writing her own book. Tanika explains how her 80-year-old grandmother and Tanika's own medical journey inspired her to write the book and what she hopes readers will take from the science-based, natural remedies.

In the Media

Marcos Fuentes wins Doctorate of the Year Award

Tuesday, 15 Feb
Representing UCL and UCL School of Management, Marcos Fuentes is awarded the Doctorate of the year award by the Association for Project Management (Best Doctoral Thesis).

In the Media

Formula E comes out on top in Motorsport sustainability rankings

Friday, 11 Feb
A new ranking index scoring system to assess sustainability in motorsport championships has concluded that ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the most environmentally conscious motorsport, followed by Formula 1 and Motor GP. Speaking with The Race, Paolo Taticchi explains why he believes this is a good step towards sustainable transformation.

In the Media

What does the Activision Acquisition mean for Microsoft?

Tuesday, 1 Feb
Microsoft’s $68.7 million acquisition of Acitivision Blizzard has been the talk of the gaming industry, but what does the acquisition mean in the long term? Writing for Game World Observer, Joost Rietveld explains how the deal strengthens Microsoft’s position in the metaverse race and become the “Netflix of Gaming.”

In the Media

What is the driving force behind an organisation: Profit or Purpose?

Monday, 31 Jan
Adam Kingl writes for HR Magazine to examine why redefining the purpose of a company and moving away from focusing on the share price can be more beneficial for organisations.
In the Media

The Techno Humane City

Friday, 28 Jan
How can cities make the best use of digital technologies without becoming places of systemic surveillance and constant overstepping of citizens’ privacy? Dr Rikke Duus and her co-authors, share their thoughts and perspectives in a feature article in the Danish national newspaper, Weekendavisen.

In the Media

Succeeding with a freemium model

Wednesday, 26 Jan
With the rising popularity of the freemium model across industries, Joost Rietveld has been speaking with Financieel Dagblad about the file-sharing platform WeTransfer and its success in applying the model. Recently valued at €716 million WeTransfer is an example of a breakout hit for the freemium business model. But why do so many other competitors fail to do the same?

In the Media

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard furthers its metaverse ambitions

Tuesday, 25 Jan
Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for an astonishing $68.7 billion, makes it one of the largest acquisitions in the gaming industry to date. Speaking with Game World Observer, Joost Rietveld explains that while this is a remarkable move it is also quite a typical one in the gaming ecosystem.

In the Media

Even a suspicion of cronyism can sow discord in the workplace

Monday, 24 Jan
The effects of cronyism can ripple through an organisation shaping the culture and corroding trust and workplace relations. Speaking with the Financial Times Blaine Landis explains how even the suspicion of cronyism can sow discord in the workplace.

Student

Patsy McNeil wins Silver in the AMBA & BGA Student of the Year Award

Friday, 21 Jan
Patsy McNeil, System Chief Medical Officer at Adventist Healthcare and student of the UCL MBA, has won Silver in the 2022 AMBA & BGA Student of the Year Award.
In the Media

The cost of the global resignation crisis

Thursday, 20 Jan
Recent studies indicate that almost 55% of the global workforce are considering resigning from their current role. Adam Kingl has been discussing the innovation and finance implications of the current resigning crisis with HR Magazine.
Research

Paolo Taticchi given leadership award

Friday, 14 Jan
Professor Paolo Taticchi OMRI has been given an award for his leadership and contribution to sustainable transformation in Italy.
In the Media

Job negotiations extend beyond salary discussions

Thursday, 6 Jan
Writing a joint piece for Fast Company, Sunny Lee explains that there is more to job negotiations than the salary. She shares why it is an opportunity to explore future career ambitions and what can support personal and professional development to achieve the end goal.