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Posted by: on January 29, 2021

Are You Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes In The Workplace?

As the result of a tendency towards status quo, most leadership positions are still occupied by men. The stereotypes of typically male attributes have fused into the perception of a standard of good performance, putting women at an inherent disadvantage. Conceptual models of what makes good leaders, salespeople, etc. shape processes such as recruitment, performance […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2021

Embarking on Oxford EMBA Journey during the Pandemic

What an extraordinary year 2020 has been. The global pandemic has affected all of us. Being in the nonprofit space, I am acutely aware that COVID has also disproportionately affected people who are resource-scarce in many parts of the world. For instance, during the Circuit Breaker period in Singapore, children from low-income families were affected […]

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Posted by: on January 6, 2021

Growing babies, growing self

As we enter 2021, I feel the need to reflect on the year that has just passed. I find myself flipping through pictures of my babies and I am amazed by how much they have grown in a short space of time. In January 2020 I was 6 months pregnant with twins, my toddler could […]

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Posted by: on January 4, 2021

China’s Belt and Road Strategy into the EU

Beginning eight years ago and in pursuit of its so-called Belt and Road initiative, China established or re-established relations with a group of Central, East European and Balkan countries known as the 16+ China Group, later grown to 17+ China with Greece’s own desire to join the Group in 2019. As regards Balkan countries, those […]

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Posted by: on December 4, 2020

Impact Investing: An Entrepreneurial Project at the University of Oxford

As part of the Entrepreneurship class at the University of Oxford, we initiated a promising project in mid-2019, focussed on investing for impact in East Africa. The Executive MBA has equipped us with the necessary skills and the experience for such an endeavour. Nearly two years later, we finished our business proposal for an impact […]

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Posted by: on November 30, 2020

Architecture of Business Resilience

In the course of the last 7-8 months, we have used multiple words that start with “Re” for instance, RESHAPE, REIMAGINE, RESILIENCE, REBOUND, REPACK, RECOVERY. I genuinely enjoyed RESILIENCE because it nearly covers all these terms. Business resilience is the ability to recover from crisis, rapidly adapt to new conditions, respond to all types of […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

The pandemic inequalities and its impact to the lower-income population

After experiencing my first lockdown back in spring and with a second one just introduced widely around many parts of the world; my attention has been drawn to two articles I read a few weeks ago. The first one, reported by Bloomberg and Harvard Professor Raj Chetty and the second, an article about the economic […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2020

Expectations…

January 20, 2020, 5:00 am, I wake up in a simple but nice room in a Marriott, not substantially unlike any other of the many I’ve woken up in around the world, in Oxford city centre. I put on the kettle and take down two cups of instant coffee along with a bottle of water […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2020

Uncovering a hidden dimension: Early warning systems, ESG factors, and predictab...

I have recently authored a book, “Predictability of Financial Crises – The Impact of Fundamental, Policy-induced and Institutional Vulnerabilities on China Compared to Other Emerging Markets”. The goal is to analyse the determinants of financial crises, in particular of currency crises, to better understand them and deduct implications for predicting and preventing these events. Empirical […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2020

Women’s influence In leadership through history

Looking at this year’s events that we have all experienced, especially the current COVID-19 crisis, it is apparent from statistics that female political leaders were quick to move in introducing lockdown measures to protect the vulnerable, resulting in lower levels of infection and death than in male-led territories. There are several further examples of women’s […]

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