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Perception of when its acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group led by cultural differences, research shows
Cultural differences play a pivotal role in how people in different parts of the world perceive when it is acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group, new research has shown.
Natural Capital Committee’s 2020 Annual Report on progress in implementing the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan
It has been nine years since the government published the White Paper, The Natural Choice, committing to the objective “to be the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than it inherited”.
Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.
Plymouth based company, BAM Bamboo Clothing, and the University of Exeter have joined forces to address the issue of sustainability in fashion.
For the first time, the University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme, The Exeter MBA, has secured a spot in The Economist’s Which MBA? Rankings 2019.
Public blame accidents on drivers more than their automated cars when both make mistakes, study shows
The public are more likely to blame accidents involving semi-autonomous cars on driver - rather than machine - error, a new study has found.
Dragons’ Den star and businesswoman Deborah Meaden has helped to launch the University of Exeter’s new Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Cornwall could be at the cutting edge of a transition towards a “circular economy”.
Award-winning business support provider, SETsquared Exeter has helped to raise significant investment for its growing client base in Exeter as part of the World-leading SETsquared Partnership.
Too much inequality in society can result in a damaging lack of support for public goods and services, which could disadvantage the rich as well as the poor, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and Harvard University.
Students graduating from the University of Exeter’s BSc Business programme have gifted a trio of Cork Oak trees to be planted at the university’s Penryn campus.
Work placements undertaken whilst at university can improve job prospects – but quality of supervision matters
Thousands of university students are spending the summer doing work placements and internships and this is likely to see them return with more professionalism and improved self-belief, according to an expert from the University of Exeter Business School.
Workers should consider forgiving their boss for mistakes because doing so boosts their own job satisfaction, according to research from the University of Exeter Business School.
At a University of Exeter event in Penryn, Cornwall today an audience that included government policy makers, local businesses, community organisations and campaigners discussed how the south-west can lead the way on transforming our approach to plastics.
Pheasants and horse-chestnuts, ladybirds and sycamores are often seen as a quintessential part of the British countryside, but in fact they originally hail from other parts of the world.
LEEPin2019: The LEEP Institute's Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics
The first conference held by the LEEP Institute (LEEPin2019) has received resounding praise from attendees.
What is the natural world worth? Can you put a price on birdsong?
Social scientists will work with the public to develop a new way to describe a pioneering method of altering genes to allow people to talk about the technology.
Educated and married American mums are more likely to try to time their pregnancy so that they have their first baby in the spring, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School in the UK.
An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.
Business Management and Marketing was ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University rankings released today; an improvement of 15 places on last year.
Experts from the University of Exeter have been sharing with policy chiefs the research behind new public spending guidelines which determine billions of pounds of Government investments every year.
Last week a team of three students from the University of Exeter Business School, and one student from the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, won the McKinsey & Co. Solve It UK Case Study Competition National Finals in London.
New research by the University of Exeter Business School will assess the benefits of a programme where horses are central to improving mental health and wellbeing.
The fear of being rejected and losing face can have such a big impact that companies and policy-makers could consider introducing `Tinder-style’ matching environments, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.
The Business School sees continued success in The Complete University Guide 2020 league tables, with all disciplines ranking within top 10 in the UK.
The University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international institutions to achieve the coveted “triple crown” accreditation status.
Companies would do well to tailor training and recruitment measures to encourage managers who have empathy, integrity and are trustworthy - because they can improve productivity, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.
People can automatically assume that someone who gives less money to charity is less generous, according to new research. The assumption was made in the study when people had no knowledge of how much someone had donated as a percentage of their overall income.
People who are naturally more attuned to others’ emotions are better able to judge how well small groups are performing, even when observation times are brief, according to a new study.
An innovative app which helps patients to see real-time waiting times at their nearest hospitals and health centres has been chosen to be part of an interactive exhibition showcasing the impact of business and management research from around the UK.
Offering praise and having a good working relationship isn’t always enough to engender loyalty from staff - employees also need to feel that the relationship with their boss is important, according to new research.
Leading University of Exeter academic Professor Ian Bateman, who has advised the Government on farming policy and subsidies post-Brexit, appeared on BBC Countryfile to discuss the issues.
The CEOs of the top 350 FTSE companies on the London Stock Exchange are still more likely to be called Andrew or David than they are to be a woman, according to a University of Exeter Business School expert.
New approaches and models for generating increased value for libraries and local communities have today been revealed by the University of Exeter Business School in conjunction with Libraries Unlimited.
Pioneers on reducing plastic waste, backed by £1 million of government funding, are seeking to revolutionise the way the south west produce, recycle and utilise plastics.
Nobel Prize winner and influential African businesswoman Ouided Bouchamaoui spoke about her extraordinary role bringing democracy to Tunisia during a visit to the University of Exeter.
Making company bosses join the same defined benefit scheme as their staff makes it more likely the scheme will survive, according to research carried out by the University of Exeter Business School.
Companies made to pay into pension schemes before shareholders would help keep pension schemes afloat
Compelling bosses to pay into their staff defined benefit pension schemes before they pay out to shareholders would help to make those defined benefit schemes more sustainable, according to new research from Sun Yat-sen University, University of Exeter Business School and Lancaster University Management School.
People will donate more to charity if they make a pledge before receiving an unexpected cash windfall, a study has shown.
The University of Exeter Business School is proud to announce its sponsorship of the GB SUP and Paddleboard Team after developing close links through Business School Lecturer Dr Holly Henderson, a member of the GB team.
Business School expert contributes to report going before Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
While the government’s ambitions for environmental improvement have grown over the past decade, real world change is lagging behind, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP and the Shadow Secretary of State The Rt Hon Sue Hayman MP, will hear at an event today.
A prototype ‘next generation electric’ car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and regenerative braking, is on show at the University of Exeter campus, as part of the launch of the new MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management programme.
A new tool which helps land managers assess the costs and benefits of re-introducing valuable saltmarsh, has been developed by economists and environmental scientists from the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) at the University of Exeter.
A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats.
Experts from the University of Exeter are working with leading organisations from the fields of culture, entertainment and education as part of a pioneering collaboration which aims to reimagine the museum visitor experience using storytelling and cutting-edge virtual technology.
Popular children are likely to be less generous towards their friends at Christmas than other kids, but only if their giving takes place in private and their classmates won’t be told.
£1 million circular economy research hub at the University of Exeter to re-think plastics production and use
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1 million to create a new centre to tackle the use of plastic and plastic waste.
Workers in low-skilled, low paid employment aren’t prone to band together and form a common bond, new research has shown.
Dartmoor National Park Authority has released details of a new study, undertaken with academics from the University of Exeter, looking into the possible affects and opportunities of a growing local population in surrounding areas on the special qualities of the National Park.
The University of Exeter Business School’s Masters in International Management programme has been ranked 23rd in the world by the Times Higher Education and Wall Street Journal’s new ranking analysis.
Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries, has appointed Professor William Harvey as Chair of the Board of trustees.
The winning student from the University of Exeter was presented with the Thomas Clarkson Gold Medal at The Global Undergraduate Summit in Dublin, Ireland.
The University of Exeter Business School’s innovative industrial experience programme has been shortlisted for an international award, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of its field.
Shoppers love bargains and retailers love sales, so it sounds like a perfect match.
The University of Exeter Business School’s internationally accredited MBA programme, The Exeter MBA, has secured a Top 3 position in the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings for a second year running.
The University of Exeter recently hosted a senior delegation from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The age old adage of virtue being its own reward may not hold true in the corporate world – in fact, honourable acts could lead workers to behave more selfishly later on, new research has shown.
Students from Canada are being given the opportunity to study at the University of Exeter Business School, thanks to a new scholarship programme set-up by an Exeter alumnus.
The University of Exeter Business School is delighted to announce that through collaboration between the Economics Department and the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), the research team has been awarded a prestigious Turing-HSBC-ONS Economic Data Science Award.
Firms who fast-track individuals to leadership positions and identify “rising stars” risk demotivating their employees, a study shows.
Businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly gathered at the University of Exeter campus, Penryn today for the 2018 Circular Economy Summit.
The University of Exeter Business School has secured exceptional results in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, with all its disciplines rising up the subject rankings.
The University of Exeter Business School’s flagship management and finance postgraduate programmes have been ranked amongst the world’s best in The Financial Times’ influential world rankings.
Business School academic appointed as chair of ACCA's Global Forum for Governance, Risk and Performance
Professor Giovanna Michelon, of the University of Exeter Business School, has been appointed as the chair of ACCA's Global Forum for Governance, Risk and Performance
Workshy bosses can promote a contemptuous attitude amongst their staff - leading to anger, frustration and abuse in the work place, new research has shown.
An app which gives people real-time information about their local urgent NHS services has been shortlisted in two of the most prestigious national awards: the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards and the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
Giving people information about how much gas or electricity their neighbours use encourages them to use less energy, research shows.
The majority of the UK’s largest companies have adopted policies on boardroom diversity but their reporting to stakeholders needs to improve.
J.P. Morgan and University of Exeter partner to offer UK’s first financial services apprenticeship with Russell Group degree
Building on the success of its established apprenticeship scheme, J.P. Morgan is partnering with the University of Exeter to deliver Financial Services Apprenticeships to degree level.
Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has officially marked the opening of a new centre at the University of Exeter Business School, which is dedicated to tackling some of the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.
The University of Exeter Business School’s flagship management Masters programme, MSc International Management continues to be ranked amongst the world’s best in the latest Financial Times’ (FT) 2018 Masters in Management rankings.
Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges
Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will launch a new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.
The University of Exeter Business School is ranked the #1 business school in the country for graduate outcomes after new statistics show almost all graduates quickly progress to graduate level work or study.*
A project which has transformed the lives of hundreds of Kenyan prisoners through teaching them mindfulness is set to expand, potentially leading to fundamental changes to the country’s jail system.
Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the NSS 2018.
MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management programme sees success in the Financial Times Masters in Finance 2018 rankings
The Business School continues to see great success in both UK and international league tables.
The University of Exeter, with support from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is hosting the world’s first International academic symposium on the circular economy.
Yuwen Wang, a current MSc Finance and Investment student has been presented with a prestigious CISI Trust Award worth £1,000
A new centre to drive entrepreneurship amongst University students and graduates is being set up in the Innovation Centre, situated on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.
Careers Service highly praised for its work supporting Chinese students
Voters are wrong to think they can pick the best politician based on their looks, according to new research
One of the earliest developers of Bitcoin will explain how the digital currency works and its potential to transform world trade at a University of Exeter event.
The Business School sees continued success in The Complete University Guide 2019 league tables
Business Economics student Edward Ashton Johnson won the TARGETjobs 'Male Undergraduate of the Year' award for entrepreneurial endeavour.
People considering quitting their jobs stop supporting current colleagues because they no longer feel they need to do favours for them, research shows.
New research has identified a key ingredient to securing a happy and fulfilling career - working for yourself.
Great, great grandson of Emmeline Pankhurst and leading female entrepreneurs help mark International Women’s Day
The great, great grandson of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and leading female entrepreneurs will help mark International Women’s Day and the launch of a new organisation to promote female achievement in Cornwall.
University of Exeter Business School leads Russell Group with launch of two new Degree Apprenticeships
The University of Exeter Business School has launched two new Degree Apprenticeships, and is the first member of the prestigious Russell Group to launch both level 6 and level 7 qualifications in leadership and management.
Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, in the latest influential global league table.
The reputations of global firms can vary widely from country to country, according to experts who have urged multinational companies to do more to stop uneven perceptions of their performance across the world.
Companies should encourage more disorder between staff because disagreements can encourage better decision making, research suggests.
The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA continues to be ranked as among the best in the world after again being endorsed by a prestigious industry body.
Bosses who have “Jekyll and Hyde” personalities cause their staff the highest levels of anxiety, a new study has shown.