Emotion detection engine developed to combat cyberbullying and fake news

A digital tool designed to detect fake news, cyberbullying and other online harms is being developed at the University of Exeter Business School.

Learn from COVID-19 pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic could help avert global warming and mass species extinction, a team of scientists and policy experts have argued.

Leadership expert to join University of Exeter Business School

Greg Allen, an experienced CEO and charity trustee, will join the University of Exeter Business School in July.

‘Make economic recovery low carbon or risk new crisis,’ warns Exeter climate expert

Governments will be “walking into the next crisis” if climate change is not at the heart of rebuilding the economy, a leading expert has warned.

Office small talk has a big impact on employees’ wellbeing, study finds

Small talk between colleagues – about the weekend, the weather or last night’s TV – may seem unimportant but it has a big impact on our wellbeing at work.

Exeter joins new European initiative to turn wastewater into valuable resource

Experts from the University of Exeter will play a crucial role in a new pan-European initiative to develop new techniques to turn wastewater into a valuable resource.

How virtual reality takes the ‘work’ out of workouts

If you want to exercise harder, enjoy it more and feel it less, pull on a VR headset and plug in some upbeat tunes, leading sport scientists say in their latest study.

Product and engineering design expert joins INDEX team from Royal College of Art

In a sign of the rapid digital transformation of industry and society, the Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX) has appointed to its team an expert in product and engineering design with a focus on understanding digital innovation.

Tool developed to calculate our household ‘plastics footprint’

How much plastic do we really use, and can we live without it?

Exeter professor joins Greta Thunberg to demand shift to low carbon economy

A prominent climate change academic newly appointed to the University of Exeter Business School has joined Greta Thunberg in demanding “immediate and deep shifts to the low carbon economy”.

Replacing GDP with Gross Ecosystem Product reveals value of nature

Replacing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with a new “ecosystem” measure reveals the enormous value of the natural world, new research shows.

Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics announced

Professor Ben Groom has been appointed Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics at the University of Exeter. 

Green and social policies help firms weather COVID-19 crash

Businesses with strong environmental and social credentials are more resilient in times of economic crisis, according to research into the COVID-19 stock market crash.

Exeter leads research into tax compliance strategies

The University of Exeter has led research into the strategies tax authorities are using to manage large business taxpayers.

Report measures public demand for face masks to protect against COVID-19

One in four people already own a disposable face mask to protect themselves against COVID-19, a new study says – despite the UK government saying evidence for their use is “weak”.

University of Exeter help diversify farming of the future

The University of Exeter Business School is working with more than 40 other institutions as part of a major EU-funded project worth nearly 10 million euros.

Exeter researchers secure prestigious national fellowships

Five leading researchers from across disciplines at the University of Exeter have received prestigious national fellowships, it has been announced.

Sustainable business expert to join University of Exeter Business School

Professor Gail Whiteman, a leading expert in sustainable business, will join the Business School’s Department of Management in July.

Unplanned tree planting could increase global warming and damage the environment, experts warn

No one doubts that trees can help suck carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere and help tackle climate change.

Scientists explore potential to manipulate genes to control invasive species

Scientists are manipulating genes that could solve environmental sustainability and conservation problems in Australian environments.

New national circular economy coordinators announced

First investment of a £30m initiative supporting the UK’s transition to a circular economy

Beach clean data could boost science

Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.

Fake government bill encourages discussion about the future of our public services

Professor in Digital Economy, Mark Thompson has created a spoof government bill on digital transformation which fooled several senior government people and has been widely shared. The bill relates to his research on public platforms and was made with the intention of encouraging discussion about the future of how our public services operate.

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 women’s achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.

48 hour design challenge to re-think fashion of the future

Plymouth based company, BAM Bamboo Clothing, and the University of Exeter have joined forces to address the issue of sustainability in fashion.

The Exeter MBA Ranked Amongst the World’s Best

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 launches new Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dragons’ Den star and businesswoman Deborah Meaden has helped to launch the University of Exeter’s new Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Cornwall could lead circular economy transition

Cornwall could be at the cutting edge of a transition towards a “circular economy”.

Exeter Science Park businesses soar with support from global number one incubator

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 impedes support for public goods, according to research published in Nature

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.

Graduating Business students donate trees to the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus

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. 

Forgiving your boss can increase job satisfaction

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.

South-west can lead the way on tackling plastic pollution and creating new bio economy

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.

Wild at heart – new book reveals the Invasive Aliens which are now much-loved countryside residents

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.

Project to examine ‘price of birdsong’

What is the natural world worth? Can you put a price on birdsong?

Social scientists to explore language for talking about gene drive technology

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.

Married US mums aim to have first baby in the spring, new research shows

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.

Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making

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 ranking soars in the Guardian University league tables 2020

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.

Policy chiefs learn about new guidance for large-scale public investment decisions

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.

Business School students win national McKinsey & Co. competition

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.

Impact of horses on wellbeing and mental health measured in new research project

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.

Tinder-style approach could help organisations’ partnerships and projects to flourish

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.

Top ten for all Business School subjects within the Complete University Guide rankings

The Business School sees continued success in The Complete University Guide 2020 league tables, with all disciplines ranking within top 10 in the UK.

Business School accredited by prestigious international body

The University of Exeter Business School has joined an elite group of international institutions to achieve the coveted “triple crown” accreditation status.

Bosses who put their followers first can boost their business

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.

Lack of awareness of inequality means we penalise those who have least

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.  

Attuned to others? Then you’re better able to judge the performance of a team

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.

Innovative health app to be showcased at national exhibition

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.

Want to increase staff loyalty? You'll need to be seen as important, new research suggests

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 academic discusses post-Brexit farming on BBC Countryfile

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.

Top UK company bosses are still more likely to be called Andrew or David than be a woman

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 research into the value of public libraries released

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.

Maduro has pushed Venezuela to the brink of revolution – sanctions and aid may tip it over the edge

Ben Zissimos, Associate Professor of Economics from the University of Exeter, writes for the Conversation UK 

South West pioneers to lead the way on reducing plastic waste

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 Peace Prize winner shares inspirational story of bringing democracy to Tunisia

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.

Make CEOs join the same pension scheme as staff to help protect it, say experts

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 more likely to be generous towards charities if they donate before a windfall

People will donate more to charity if they make a pledge before receiving an unexpected cash windfall, a study has shown.

Business School Sponsors GB SUP and Paddleboard Team

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.

Next Generation Electric Car Helps Launch Entrepreneurship MSc

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.

New study demonstrates benefits of undervalued saltmarsh

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.

New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat, according to report

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.

Pioneering collaboration will reimagine the future of museum visitor experiences

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.