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London Business School ranked in top 100 of all world universities
Global poll of senior academics recognises research reputation
London Business School’s reputation for research excellence today sees it placed in the top 0.5% of all universities.
06 Mar 2014
Acclaimed Indian fashion designers introduce students to creative explosion
London Business School students discover an industry going global
Renowned fashion designers Narendra Kumar and Azeem Khan are helping students from the prestigious London Business School to get under the skin of Indian fashion, discovering how it is evolving and going global.
25 Feb 2014
Entrepreneurs 'key to job creation'
Entrepreneurial businesses are likely to be the main source of new jobs in Dubai and around the world, a leading enterprise expert from London Business School says.
John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, London Business School, told CPI Financial: "In nearly every country, developed or otherwise, virtually all of the net new job creation is delivered by fast-growing entrepreneurial firms - not by large multinationals, who keep replacing people with machines and technology and not by start-ups or 'small businesses' either - too much churn, and too little growth in most of them."
18 Feb 2014
New research helps Valentines pick the perfect partner
With recent reports suggesting that more than half of all couples will meet online by 2031, the art of those nerve-wracking first dates is more important than ever for this year’s Valentines. Happily, new research from Professor Dan Cable identifies some top tips for sussing out potential partners early on.
The research by Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School and Professor Jenni Carson from Georgia Tech, comes from an unlikely source for dating advice: the job interview. The ground breaking new study shows that job interviewers who spend too much time ‘selling’ themselves often misjudge the nature of person they are meeting for the first time.
Professor Cable explains what this means for first-time daters: “Should you worry more about listening or putting your best foot forward and ensuring they want to see you again? My work shows that you should listen to your head if you want to avoid to heartache later. You are unlikely to find Mr or Mrs Right if you spend too much time talking about yourself.”
The insights from the study, which looks at whether recruiters should concentrate on purely evaluating applicants when they first meet, or also on ‘selling’ the company, say a great deal about whether first impressions when meeting a person should be trusted or not.
“Our attention is limited”, Professor Cable explains. “If we’re concentrating on selling a company or ourselves, we devote less attention to the process of evaluating the other person. This hinders our ability to judge the person accurately and predict whether the relationship will have a positive outcome.”
Professor Cable’s work comes as a recent report from the online dating site eHarmony announces that by 2040 seven in ten couples will meet online with the prospect of first dates – the ultimate compatibility test – ahead of them.
13 Feb 2014
London Business School's Accelerated Development Programme leaves lasting legacy
Executives on London Business School’s Accelerated Development Programme have set up a small business loan platform to help entrepreneurs in more than 20 developing countries.
Business executives on the School’s Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) (class no. 78) which helps functional managers transition to general management, set up a lending platform through Kiva to lend money to small business owners in developing countries. So far, the classes have raised more than $6,000 (£3,600) which has been loaned to 21 people in more than 12 countries.
12 Feb 2014