Skip to main content

Business School News

Highly-educated entrepreneurs benefit more from accelerator programmes

Due to their knowledge gap in entrepreneurship skills, new entrepreneurs who are highly educated are most likely to benefit from new venture accelerator programmes.
Male Entrepreneur Looking at His Vision Board

The influence of proxy advisors and ESG rating agencies on companies and investors

New research by the School in collaboration with Morrow Sodali, and commissioned by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sheds light on the profound influence and impact of proxy voting advisors and ESG rating agencies on actions and reporting by FTSE 350 companies, as well as their effect on investors, including asset managers and asset owners
Stocks and Shares on a digital display with an overlay of a graph showing stock prices plummeting

UN PRME competition success for Durham business undergraduates

Durham’s undergraduate business (UG) students have done exceptionally well in the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UK and Ireland Chapter) annual student writing competition. Our students have won first and third prizes and provided five of the seven other finalist places in this prestigious national competition.
Clapping hands for student awards

Firms with CEOs under clan culture influence are more likely to be internationally-focused

Firms that have CEOs with a sense of working in the name of their enduring family are much more likely to be internationally focused.
Businesswoman stands to address meeting around board table

Circular economy paves the way in tackling plastic pollution

The agility and capability of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to adopt digital technologies to enhance and promote an effective circular economy could pave the way for effectively combatting plastic pollution.
underwater photo of trash dumped in the sea

DBA conference – Putting business theory into practice

On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May the inaugural DBA Conference was held at the Business School. The aim was to provide DBA students and alumni with the opportunity to present their work to internationally recognised academics, leading executives, and DBA peers, as well as to interact and network in the supportive and enabling environment.
Delegates and speakers in front of Business School entrance

Masters students produce UK expansion strategy for electric transport company

MSc Management students have been collaborating with Einride, a Swedish transport company specialising in electric and self-driving vehicles, through consulting project engagements for the past two years.
Einride self driving transport vehicle parked in carpark with cityscape behind

Top 5 Ethical Transgressions in Consulting

A new study on ethical practice in business consulting has expanded the discussion by reviewing media reporting, interview transcripts and jokes made on the internet to identify five common ethical transgressions made by consultants.
Three people standing in business centre and talking

Sustainable clothing - 6 ways for retailers to alter their manufacturing processes

Dr Helen Goworek examines sustainable fashion, and the pragmatic strategies retailers could implement to improve the sustainability impact of clothing.
Man repairing denim clothes

Employees adapt better to career transitions if they feel connected to the company

Employees are much better at adapting to career transitions in their company if they feel a connection from the very beginning.
Small group of people with a mixed age range sitting around a table in a café

Professor Carol Adams appointed Chair of Global Sustainability Standards Board

Professor Carol Adams has been appointed as Chair of the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent body that sets the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.
Carol Adams with two human hands holding earth global and big city on blurred nature backdrop

Durham MBA (Online) leads the way for value for money and ESG

The Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking 2023 has ranked the Durham MBA (Online) as amongst the best in the world.
Globe at night from space with Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2023