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The voluntary sector can learn from the theory of collaborative advantage

It pays to understand why some partnerships don't work, writes Professor Siv Vangen, the Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.

5th June 2017

Resouces for SMEs: Leadership

Dr Peter Bloom, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies at The Open University Business School shares insights on leadership that will help SMEs grow, in this series of three short videos.

7th June 2017
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But where are the boundaries? The challenge of leading in the modern age

Life is full of boundaries. The walls of a house tell us where we live, the lines on the ground tell us where we should play our sport, the borders of a country tell us where we are and at times where we shouldn’t be. But does the same apply when we talk about innovation?

5th June 2017
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How to settle social care funding once and for all

Branding it a “dementia tax” was inspired – opponents of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto railed against its fundamentally unfair proposals for dealing with the social care costs of increasing numbers of old people with dementia.

31st May 2017
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Preparing for disruptions to work and society: Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures

The Open University Business School  has a new research group that is partnering with The People Space - the first of its kind to focus on the future of empowerment in the age of robotics.

25th May 2017
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Association of MBAs 50th Anniversary Scholarship

To mark the Association of MBAs (AMBA) 50th Anniversary and in their Year of the MBA, AMBA is donating US $50,000 worth of scholarships, to be shared between six talented individuals, about to start an MBA programme at an AMBA-accredited Business School.

24th May 2017

The Ethics of Neoliberalism: The Business of Making Capitalism Moral

During this Breakfast Briefing on 23 May 2017, Dr Peter Bloom, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies at The Open University Business School, explained the ideas and theories in his new book "The Ethics of Neoliberalism".

23rd May 2017
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Saving governance: Beyond the tick-box

Governance needs to be about more than a set of rules. But behaviour is not easy to change, writes Professor Simon Lee.

23rd May 2017
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The case for curiosity

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein

17th May 2017
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Why Emmanuel Macron is bad news for Britain’s finance industry

The election of the globalist and EU-champion, Emmanuel Macron, to the French presidency poses a threat to the UK’s financial sector and its economy more broadly.

12th May 2017

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