Prof De Cremer moderated a discussion between several tech experts on the role that fundamental research plays in digitalised innovation, the interaction between universities, business and governments in translating fundamental research into applied value for society, and whether Europe needs a big tech company like Google to be innovative in the tech era or not.
Professor De Cremer’s research discussed in depth in Dutch top newspaper NRC Handelsblad. The article is based on an interview with Prof. De Cremer who discusses why the use of bcc and cc-options in email exchanges can create threats to trust, cohesion and performance in organizations.
Prof. De Cremer interviewed in Shanghai James Liang, the co-founder and CEO of CTrip; the biggest Chinese provider of online travel services. James is regarded and named as one of China’s best and most influential leaders by, among others, Forbes and Sina Finance. The interview is part of a leadership series that Prof. De Cremer is putting together where he meets with known leaders in different industries like sports, government, army, academia and business.
In Hangzhou, prof. De Cremer talked to Chinese students studying at the US Ivy League Universities (Stanford, Princeton, MIT, Harvard) on the need for social responsible leadership for innovation in the new tech era to succeed. This event was sponsored by Forbes China and Huawei.
Our book “Huawei: Leadership, culture and connectivity” received the Price Waterhouse Cooper (Pwc) funded award for best business book in Russia. The award was given at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018 and is established by Pwc. Below is a picture of the award. Visit this page for more information.
In this Financial Times podcast Professor David De Cremer provides comments on establishing an ethical work culture and the challenges that go along with it. Click on the link here to hear the podcast (Prof. De Cremer speaks from 6:53 – 12:44).
Professor David De Cremer gets together with people who have been highly successful in what they do and interviews them on the common theme of leadership. Click here to see who participated in the first year of this interview series.
On November 4, 2017, I gave a keynote speech for the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) alumni chapter in the UK. My speech focused on why leadership has meaning. The press release can be found here.
Official launch of the Cambridge “One Belt One road (OBOR)” think tank at the University of Cambridge
On 29 September 2017, we organized the official launch of our Cambridge “One Belt One road (OBOR)” think tank at the University of Cambridge, called: OBOR International @ Cambridge
See the pictures of the day itself.
Participants of the the launch of the OBOR center at Cambridge
We had representatives from the corporate (Novartis, KPMG, HSBC, Astrazenica), legal and academic world attending to discuss the why, how and what of this launch.
The launch was also discussed in detail in the Chinese media. See for example this article in China Daily.
What is OBOR?: When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Central Asia and Southeast Asia in September and October of 2013, he raised the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (OBOR initiative), which can help promote the economic prosperity of the countries along the Belt and Road, strengthen exchanges and mutual learning between different civilizations, and promote world peace and development. The aim of our OBOR International @ Cambridge is to foster and develop critical academic thought about the political, economic, and societal implications of this Chinese initiative.
Professor De Cremer with the mayor of Cambridge
In the meantime, we also lauched the website of OBOR@Cambridge. Check it here.
On 13 June 2017 Prof De Cremer was a speaker (see website) and moderator (see pictures below) on the fifth annual Huawei Europea Innovation Day – “Exploration Lights the Way Forward”, which took place in Grosvenor House in London.
Professor David De Cremer published (in collaboration with prof. Tian Tao) a book on the leadership and management practices of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The book launch took place in October 2016 at the prestigious Royal Society London and was well attended by both national and international media. Read the article here
Professor David De Cremer published in Harvard Business Review a piece on his recent research examining the negative effects of including your boss in cc when emailing your coworkers. The research shows that coworkers who include their boss frequently in cc undermine trustworthy relationships in teams and subsequently make the organizational culture less psychologically safe.
Professor David De Cremer participated together with four time Olympic champion and 18 time World Champion table tennis player Dr. Deng Yaping in an interview on the relationship between sports and business leadership. Listen to the the interview here and watch the video here.
Afterwards, Professor De Cremer and Dr. Deng played some table tennis together.
Prof. David De Cremer comments on a Financial Times podcast that highlights the workings of the London-based innovative tech company EDITED that brings data analysis to the retail industry. The link to the podcast interview can be found here (Prof. De Cremer’s comments run from 18:16 to 22:22)
Standards of business ethics can fluctuate when people pursue negotiations with those of different nationalities and cultures, according to a cross-continental study co-authored by David De Cremer, management professor at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Click here to read the article.
On 29th September Cambridge University launched the “Belt and Road Initiative International Think Tank”, the first international think tank in the UK focusing mainly on the research of “the Belt and Road” initiative. Click here for more information.