Brexit, negotiation and the dangers of pragmatism

In the past days British Prime Minister Theresa May has brought back to the country a draft agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (the EU) as well as a short statement on the future trading relationship. This has sparked a “febrile atmosphere” at Westminster including waves of protests…

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Does Corporate Social Responsibility Work?

For more than a decade, I have been researching whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) actually advances corporate social transparency and accountability as expected. Presently I take a deeper look at CSR.

One can observe that a few decades ago CSR was considered as a self-regulatory mechanism ensuring that corporations voluntarily…

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The Art of Negotiating: Can mastering subtleties lead to viable business deals?

In the global world of mergers and acquisitions, buyers and sellers share a common goal - to finalise a deal. Negotiations, a critical and inevitable activity that takes place during deal making is not about getting everything you want, but about finding out what both parties want. Cross-cultural diversity, globalisation…

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Following today's Tesco Bank breach fine, is GDPR going to have a positive impact for private individuals?

In recent weeks, we have seen a number of large and successful cyber attacks against a range of companies across different market sectors. Witness the British Airways attack last month when 380,000 customers had their personal and credit card details stolen. The recent Facebook attack last week, exposing 50 million…

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