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The latest news and insights from the University of Edinburgh Business School.

06 August 2018

Insight | Company sell-outs key to unlocking Scotland’s growth potential

Professor Richard T Harrison says the sale of Scottish growth companies to international firms creates big opportunities for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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📅25 July 2018

Facebook friends’ holiday pictures makes us blue

Seeing other people’s holiday snaps online makes us sad, according to new research from Dr Ben Marder.  

📅11 July 2018

From Gaza to the Edinburgh MBA

Travel and visa restrictions meant Amany Haniya had to leave her family behind when she started the Edinburgh MBA.

📅25 June 2018

Insight | Brexit tip of financial iceberg for SMEs  

Dr Raffaella Calabrese considers the outlook for small businesses after the UK leaves the European Union.

📅14 June 2018

Young people up to twice as confident about finances after specialist training

A new initiative training teachers to deliver financial education is already making young people more confident about money matters.  

📅28 May 2018

MBA serves-up new direction for top athlete

At age 11 Laura Reinhart became an elite volleyball player in the US. She’s now channeling those skills into the MBA programme, and the next stage of her life.

📅21 May 2018

Insight | Gender attainment gap tougher to crack than unequal pay

The equal pay debate is a distraction from a much wider issue. Judy Wagner and Professor Susan Murphy argue it is time to focus on why there are fewer women in many high-paying jobs.

📅14 May 2018

Students tackle future of financial services

Financial services contribute £8 billion to the Scottish economy. But they face difficulties, from digital disruption to regulatory changes. Scottish students have taken on the challenge.

📅09 May 2018

Insight | Can tech bring dignity to refugees in humanitarian crises?

Digital technology can help humanitarian relief efforts. But, Dr Marian Gatzweiler and Corinna Frey argue such innovations don’t automatically translate to ethical advances.

📅30 April 2018

Insight | Making the Fin talk to the Tech

Edinburgh is the second largest financial centre in the UK, and home to one of Europe’s top entrepreneurial ecosystems. So why isn’t it a FinTech powerhouse, asks Dr Ben Spigel.  

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