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VC and patents

Venture capital investment does not boost patents by technology firms, finds new study at University of Cambridge Judge Business School. ‘Patenting has …

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Picking up the trail where the suffragettes left off – a Cambridge win for Westminster’s women MPs

The Cambridge-based web production company of CBR policy associate Boni Sones OBE has been internationally recognised for a two-part radio documentary it …

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Challenging assumptions

Liberal UK economic policies since 1979 have not spurred growth, says report from the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business …

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From CBR's blog

Keeping the world at arm’s length: what the Amish can teach us about technology

by Christopher Markou, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge Must technology dictate the nature and quality of our future? Or should we make a New Year’s resolution to become bigger players in determining how technology shapes our lives, and what advantages might be best to surrender? 2015 might be termed “the year of the robot” […]

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Media coverage

San Francisco Chronicle: Venture capital investment does not boost patents by technology firms

The effect of venture capital on the patenting output of tech firms is insignificant or negative, finds a study by Andrea Mina, …

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The Guardian: The roof is being fixed but beware the house crashing beneath it

A research paper by Dr Graham Gudgin and Ken Coutts of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge found it would …

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Cambridge Business Magazine: ‘Liberal’ economic policies since 1979 have not boosted UK growth

Contrary to widespread assumption, the “sea-change” of liberal market economic policies introduced since 1979 has not boosted British growth, according to a …

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Cheshire Today: Thatcher economics didn’t work

Contrary to widespread assumption, the “sea-change” of liberal market economic policies introduced since 1979 has not boosted British growth, according to a …

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