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Business Perspectives

Business Perspectives is the place for The Open University Business School community of practising global managers, whether student, alumnus, corporate connection, or new to the School, to share their perspectives on current business matters with each other and with our academic and research staff.

Our next topic is Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?​ on 11 October 2017 in Hemel Hempstead.

For the latest business insights and to join the conversation, you can visit our Business Perspectives website.

Former programme topics include: Strategy, Leadership, Change Management, Strategic Marketing, Financial Management, Trust, Age at Work, Systems Thinking, Care and Organisation and Business Legitimacy.

The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?

During this Breakfast Briefing on 19 June 2018, Dr Peter Bloom, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Head of the Department for People and Organisations at The Open University Business School, gave his thoughts on the Future of Work in relation to the widely-predicted 'fourth industrial revolution'.

9th July 2018
Apple chief Tim Cook

Apple and Ireland are betting on ‘Nation Inc’ and a world of shareholder citizens

When the European Union decided to fine Apple €13.5 billion for tax evasion in Ireland last week, it didn’t take long for the Irish government to join with Apple to announce it would appeal the ruling.

6th September 2016

Why MPs were right to question Nicky Morgan’s choice to head Ofsted

A committee of MPs says it is unable to support the appointment of Amanda Spielman as head of the schools inspectorate.

7th July 2016

Is the productivity drive hurting employers as well as employees?

Work, consume, die. The relentless drive for improvements in our workplaces brings unexpected costs.

23rd June 2016

With Michigan triumph, Sanders proves the US need not settle for the ‘inevitable’

The media and political establishment have been ready to write off Bernie Sanders for some time. Not so fast.

9th March 2016

What does the head of Ofsted do?

The government's search outside the UK for the next chief inspector of schools is misguided.

18th February 2016

Why are today’s progressive political heroes still old white men?

Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.

12th February 2016

The government’s vision for education is difficult to swallow – here’s why

The system of oversight of England's academy schools has been criticised

20th January 2016

Socialism is not a dirty word: Bernie Sanders really is changing US democracy

The irascible, unassuming junior senator from Vermont is riding high – and the effect could echo for years to come.

21st November 2015

More women on company boards, but what about the public sector?

If the FTSE 100 can do it, then the public sector can also wake up to the benefits of female representation.

13th November 2015

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