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Thought Leadership

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Our faculty across the university are informed opinion leaders and often the go-to people in their field of expertise. Here, they share their many insights and opinions gleaned from years of research and/or experience in their respective fields in order to further debate, inspire new ideas and help turn these into reality with a view to finding a way forward in meeting the many and diverse challenges of an increasingly uncertain and changing geopolitical and socioeconomic landscape.


Anna goes global over breakfast to make her case

The latest Business Network Breakfast Briefing saw Dr Anna John use examples from all over the world as she explored three approaches to managing political risks to foreign investments.

17th April 2019
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Big data, CSR and sustainability

Big data analytics seems entirely absent in research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Yet the potential of big data to advance environmental and social concerns is enormous.

4th March 2019

Dyson's decision to relocate their headquarters to Singapore

Article written by Dr Raquel García-García, The Open University Business School and Professor Jędrzej George Frynas, The Open University Business School.

25th January 2019
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Why it’s time to rip up the political playbook and imagine a truly new global order

What is needed instead are new revolutionary fantasies of shared global progress.

11th January 2019

The challenge of smart contracts

During this Breakfast Briefing on 29 November 2018, Dr Robert Herian, Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, discussed the concept of 'Smart Contracts'.

29th November 2018

We live in a populist age – but who are ‘the people’?

We live in a populist age – but who are 'the people'?

10th August 2018

Three days is still too long to hold pregnant women in immigration detention

It’s been two years since a coalition of lobbying groups in the UK successfully challenged Home Office policy on the immigration detention of pregnant women. 

26th July 2018

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

Doubt, depression, anxiety – just some of the problems plaguing the veterinary profession

Mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse, a high incidence of stress and suicide, excessive staff turnover rates, and a failure to adapt to the increasing demographic dominance of women. These are all serious challenges facing the veterinary profession in the UK.

21st May 2018
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Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’

The recent news that the Finnish Government will not be expanding its trial which provided 2,000 unemployed people with a state-supplied basic income has sparked fresh debate on the topic.

14th May 2018

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