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Where’s the Gaggle? How to Make Crowdfunding Campaigns Fly

Many times, people mistakenly believe that crowdfunding is about raising money. It is actually about validation of ideas whether supporting a community-based project, launching a new product, or even raising an equity investment for a microbrewery. The key to validation is to minimise the cost of asking the question while reaching the largest possible target […]


Surrey Researcher Wins Prestigious 2017 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

Dr Heather Cairns-Lee of Surrey Business School has won the outstanding doctoral research award for leadership and organisational development from Emerald and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The award, presented annually since 2005 in ten categories of management research, encourages and rewards excellence in research. Heather is the second Surrey graduate to win […]


Surrey MBAs Week in China – part 2

Surrey International MBA Study Tour – Beijing, China July 2018 Read Surrey MBAs Week in China – part 1 here Picking up where we left off… Baidu: Our trip to Baidu’s head office, was an honest insight into the steps being taken by the internet giant, together with the Chinese government, to create a truly […]


Surrey MBAs Week in China – part 1

Surrey International MBA Study Tour – Beijing, China July 2018  In July 2018, Surrey MBA students were offered the opportunity to travel to an international destination to experience first-hand the business culture and latest innovations in one of the world’s leading economic and technology hubs: Beijing, China. The study tour spanned one week, consisting of […]


The Age of Peak Mobility – Productivity of Mobile Workers

This post is based on “The Age of Peak Mobility” report by Totalmobile with the support of Surrey’s Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE). Workforce productivity is very crucial for the economic growth and prosperity of any nation. UK’s productivity experienced a sharp decline during the 2008 global financial crisis and has never recovered. Despite continued […]


What a Waste! On the root causes of food waste occurrence in retail stores (and beyond)

The barbeque season is almost upon us. And with these gatherings of family and friends in our gardens, we will likely consume more food in our busy households leading to too much buying, eating, drinking and…throwing away excess food! Interestingly, as consumers, we are not alone in facing unnecessary food wastage − retailers too incur […]


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