Professor De Cremer shares his thoughts on Brexit

Professor De Cremer published a piece on the five paradoxes of Brexit outlining why Brexit can be considered a case of identity negotiation and how nostalgic sentiments and incorrect economic reasoning has led to one of the worst moments in British politics. To read the piece, please, click here.

In an interview with the Singaporese primary newspaper The Straits Time, professor De Cremer also briefly discussed the implications of Brexit for the Asia region. Click here to read the article.


Prof. De Cremer moderates debate on the challenges of Artificial Intelligence

AI Panel: Vision and Challenge of AI

  • Moderator: David De Cremer, KPMG Chair, University of Cambridge


  • Christian Salvatore: Researcher, Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology – Italian National Research Council | Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 (Science & Healthcare)
  • Rolf Pfeifer: Prof., Dr. sc. techn. ETH, Prof. em. University of Zurich
  • Stephan Gillich: Director of AI and Technical Computing – GTM for the EMEA Datacenter Group, Intel
  • Chenglu Wang: President of Consumer Software Engineering, Huawei

Professor De Cremer’s research discussed in NRC Handelsblad

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.

Read the article here (in Dutch only)

Prof. David De Cremer interviews co-founder and chairman of CTrip

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.

Financial Times podcast on ethical companies

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).

Keynote Speech for CEIBS Alumni chapter in UK

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

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.

Book launch at Royal Society London (October 2016)

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



Do you put your boss in cc?

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.

For more information, click here. In this interview and this article, Professor David De Cremer explains the relevance of his findings

Interview with Olympic Champion Deng Yaping on leadership and sports

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 collaborates with The Financial Times podcast

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)

Prof. David De Cremer on cross-cultural business ethics

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.