Competing in turbulent environments: lessons from Formula 1

A panel of academics, journalists and senior industry representatives came together at Cass Business School in February to discuss what Formula 1 can teach other industries about competing, innovation and success.

Updated: 17/02/2016
Views: 2,073

You must be joking: the importance of humour in the workplace

In a two-year study of a telecommunications firm undergoing a major and stressful change, it was found that workplace meetings were typically full of laughter. This research examines how humour is one way that people deal with tensions, contradictions and paradoxes at work.

Updated: 21/01/2016
Views: 1,787

When does knowledge acquisition in R&D alliances increase new product development?

In the continual quest to develop new technologies and products, many companies form Research & Development alliances. This study looks at how firms should select their alliances in order to optimise the benefits from them.

Updated: 11/01/2016
Views: 2,142

How iconic business models emerge – the case of Airbnb

Think of Airbnb and one instinctively thinks of a particular type of business model. Research conducted at Cass Business School asks how innovative business models like Airbnb's become iconic.

Updated: 15/12/2015
Views: 2,705

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
Views: 2,679

Germany's nuclear power plant closures and the integration of electricity markets in Europe


Lilian M. de Menezes

 et al.
Public Policy

How does the actions of one European electricity market participant affect other markets within the region? This study looks at what impact Germany's decision to cancel and close its nuclear power stations may have had on neighbouring markets, and what lessons can be learned from it for those seeking pan-European market integration.

Updated: 26/06/2015
Views: 2,230

Saving Formula 1 - collaboration could be key

The high cost of competing in Formula 1 has led to ever fewer teams entering the Championship; a sign of poor health for the sport. Cass research into business models highlights ways both large and small teams can work together to ensure benefits for themselves and Formula 1 as a whole.

Updated: 02/07/2015
Views: 2,397

Dynamic Client Portfolios as Sources of Ambidexterity: Exploration and Exploitation Within and Across Client Relationships

Organisational Ambidexterity, where a business exploits existing knowledge at the same time it explores its future path, is a concept that has energised scholars of late. This paper explains how dynamic client portfolios can be a source of ambidexterity for knowledge intensive firms (KIFs).

Updated: 07/01/2015
Views: 3,681

Reinsurance Trading in Lloyd's of London - balancing conflicting demands and responsibilities


Michael Smets

 et al.

Modern organisations increasingly have to find a balance between competing demands on their operations. A joint study by Cass Business School and Saïd Business School looked at how underwriters with Lloyd's of London successfully meet the conflicting demands of various stakeholder groups.

Updated: 10/09/2014
Views: 3,679