Lawyers, accountants, management consultants - heading up a firm of top professionals presents unique challenges, according to a major new study by Professor Laura Empson. Caroline Scotter Mainprize reports

The most intelligent workers often make the stupidest mistakes, but there are ways to beat corporate brain failure, according to Cass research. Ian Wylie reports.

Is it worth tracking benchmark indices such as the FTSE 100, or would an alternative index created randomly by monkeys produce better returns? A Cass team found some surprising answers, writes Simoney Girard.

People can form an emotional attachment to brands of fizzy pop and sugar-coated cereals. But they can also be nudged towards a healthy diet, says a Cass lecturer. Jeremy Hazlehurst reports.

The real money in shipping is made buying and selling bulk freighters. A Cass team has worked out how to predict tomorrow's prices, reports David Osler.

Details of mergers and acquisitions used to turn up regularly in the papers during negotiations. There is a very good reason why that has changed, says a Cass study. Jill Insley reports.