Putting the experts in charge

Amanda Goodall discusses the link between the core business knowledge held by a leader, and organisational performance.

Updated: 22/04/2014
Views: 3,688

How much core-business knowledge should our leaders have?

One of the great, unanswered questions in business is how much a leader needs hands-on, nuts-and-bolts knowledge of the core business. Who would most likely lead the company to success - the technical expert or the polished generalist? This research examines how much genuine expertise is an advantage in the succsesful running of a business, and how simply being a capable manager may not be sufficient.

Updated: 05/01/2015
Comments: 10
Views: 4,789

Adding Prior Knowledge to Quantitative Operational Risk Models


Jens Nielsen

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An analysis of the fundamental issues that arise in practice when modeling operational risk data. This paper addresses the statistical problem of estimating an operational risk distribution, both abundant data situations and when available data is challenged from the inclusion of external data or because of underreporting.

Updated: 11/10/2012
Views: 4,157

Scoping the charity outsourcing market

This research, commissioned by Charity Business (providers of outsourced services to the charity sector) in the summer of 2008, looks at the potential use of outsourcing in the voluntary sector, particularly in light of the current economic climate.

Updated: 31/12/2014
Comments: 11
Views: 7,593

Cass Ethics with Jan Grasty: President of UN Women UK


Edouard Larpin

In the 10th edition of Cass Ethics, Jan Grasty, President of UN Women in the UK, discusses women discrimination in the UK and abroad and how the organisation is fighting it.

Updated: 21/10/2011
Views: 8,412

Cass Ethics with Roger Steare: ethicability®


In the fourth edition of Cass Ethics, Roger Steare, Corporate Philosopher and Cass Business School Fellow discusses ethicability® and 'Trust The Behavioural Change' report he produced for Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Updated: 05/01/2015
Comments: 10
Views: 11,336

Beyond the firm: a new way of looking at professional service firms

Professional service firms hold a particular significance for organisational scholars. This is partly to do with the critical position that they occupy in the economic, social, and political realms, and partly because any developments in professional service firms can have far-reaching implications for the study of organisations more generally.

Updated: 22/09/2011
Views: 5,509

It's just a stage you’re going through

Partnership or corporation? Private or public? Adhocracy or professional bureaucracy? It is very easy to think of the governance of professional service firms in terms of these simple dichotomies.

Updated: 22/09/2011
Views: 5,364

Ending compulsory annuitisation: what are the consequences?

The report highlights the consequences of the Government's proposal to end the requirement for pension scheme members to purchase annuities by the age of 75.

Updated: 20/12/2014
Comments: 7
Views: 12,261