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An enlightened approach to corporate governance

Legal researcher Dr Vincenzo Bavoso finds that a new form of corporate governance is needed to restore societal imbalances worsened by the global financial crisis. Dr Bavoso investigated corporate law and governance issues that emerged within the context of the global financial crisis. As large public corporations have become the engine of modern western economies, […]

Motives behind internal fraud in the British financial sector

What motivates employees in the British financial sector to commit fraud? New research on internal fraud in the British financial sector by Dr Matthew Hollow explores the motivations behind acts of financial fraud committed by company employees. In order to make effective fraud risk assessments the motivations that lead employees to commit acts of fraud […]

Short-term cultural memory and affinity pave the way for innovation

Recent research from the Tipping Points project led by Professor Alex Bentley, Dr Camila Caiado and Dr Paul Ormerod reveals the importance of cultural memory to the spread of innovation. For the study, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour, the team investigated the role of memory in small and large populations using a […]

Prof Alex Bentley featured on BBC’s The Forum about Imitation

Prof Alex Bentley, an associate researcher on the Tipping Points project was on an episode of the BBC World Service programme The Forum that looks at why humans copy each other. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013bkmt

A tipping point in the haystack

July 3, 2012 by

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Wide range of talks yesterday about business, financial products, banking, complexity theory, social trends and mathematical modelling and of course many other topics.  Certainly can’t cover all of the sessions I’ve seen in one post, but it’s fair to say that the tipping point metaphor is capable of drawing a broad interest into how trends […]

Uncovering the Climate of the Past in Greenland

In the first of a series of videos from IHRR’s Tipping Points project, scientists travel to Greenland to collect artifacts (insects and pollen grains) that will help them uncover the mystery of a rapid cooling event that took place in the North Atlantic around 5000 years ago.

The spread of minority beliefs

September 2, 2011 by

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A study from the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State, USA analysed the influence of committed minority beliefs on populations.  Researchers found that once the minority beliefs of a population pushes beyond 10 percent it rapidly decreases the amount of time needed for the belief to […]

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