Attracting buyers in the online marketplace - how offline signals drive business for sellers

With so many ostensibly similar sellers online, how do buyers determine which ones to do business with? A new study from Cass Business School, City University London looks at the role offline signals play in buyer decision-making.

Updated: 14/10/2015
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Award winning paper on how small-scale social settings can generate big ideas

Dr Santi Furnari awarded Best Paper by the Academy of Management Review for his research into the environment of "Interstitial Spaces" and the innovative business practices that develop within them.

Updated: 07/10/2015
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Managing Financially Distressed Pension Plans in the Interest of Beneficiaries

Author(s):

Joachim Inkmann

 et al.

Research from Cass Business School offers a new way to value pension plans that takes financial risks into account, helping staff obtain a clearer picture of the security of their promised pension.

Updated: 25/09/2015
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Improving the perception of marketing amongst Professional Service Firms

The discipline of Marketing is still regarded with scepticism in many Professional Service Firms, although there is evidence of its ever increasing importance to them. This article looks at why marketing has a poor reputation within the sector, discusses the challenges marketers face when working within partnership organisations, and explores the positive approach adopted by law firm Mishcon de Reya

Updated: 17/09/2015
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What do stock markets tell us about exchange rates?

Author(s):

Gino Cenedese

 et al.
Topic:
Finance

International investors can make significant returns from betting in movements on national stock markets. Recent research by academics at the Cass Business School, the Bank of England and City University Hong Kong shows that average returns of up to 12% per annum are available to those allocating assets across international stock markets.

Updated: 16/09/2015
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What characterises leading companies within Business Excellence Models?

This research looks at what makes a leading company within the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model, focusing on those organisations that have been "Recognised for Excellence" status in Spain.

Updated: 10/09/2015
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Views: 2,118

The Relative Performance of UK Banks and Building Societies post-financial crisis

Author(s):

Barbara Casu

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

This report examines the performance of UK building societies since the end of the demutualisation process in 2000 It considers the relative strengths and weaknesses of the building society sector at a time when public confidence in the financial system, still shaken by the Global Financial Crisis, is low

Updated: 10/09/2015
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Helping, not hindering productivity - Workplace union representation in the British public sector

New research suggests that reforms set out in the UK's Trade Union Bill 2015-16 will prove counterproductive to the government's aspirations for improved business productivity

Updated: 14/08/2015
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When it comes to hedge fund performance, does size matter?

Author(s):

Andrew Clare

 et al.
Topic:
Finance

The Hedge Fund industry has grown enormously since the early 1990s, but it has been questioned whether significant growth in assets under management leads to a drop in fund performance. In the most comprehensive study of its type, Cass Business School's Centre for Asset Management Research tested this hypothesis.

Updated: 30/07/2015
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Views: 2,591