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Thought Leadership

Learn from the insights of a trusted source.

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.

Inequalities, discrimination and the pay gap

Can HR play a role in fostering workplace inclusion and equality?

11th September 2017

Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

To speed or not to speed is the looming question in today’s time-competitive international markets.

29th August 2017
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Robots will revolutionise work, but can they also empower humans?

Many experts are predicting that we are rapidly headed toward a “fourth industrial revolution” where automation, robotics and computing take centre stage. Obviously, this shift could be revolutionary. However, the perhaps more important question is if it will also be empowering? 

24th August 2017

L&D professionals have an important contribution

Learning and development professionals have an important contribution to make in this new and difficult climate, says Eileen Arney.

23rd 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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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

The Open University Business School in the News

The Open University Business School regularly features in the media. Most recent and notable articles are listed below.

4th May 2017
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The challenges of global L&D

Organisations are demanding more and more from their learning functions, but is L&D up to the job?

20th April 2017
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Failure to focus on cross-border learning risking profit, people and performance

Business performance is at risk because learning programmes have failed to keep up with globalisation, according to a new report from The Open University Business School.

19th April 2017

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