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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

HR needs to listen well and talk louder

Has the HR function changed? The HR professionals I talk to, and perhaps most importantly, the students working towards a career in HR, still seem to struggle with a ‘caught in the middle’ positioning between employees and employers. 

28th October 2015

Financial Education for employees? The business benefits of good citizenship

Research undertaken by Secondsight (1) found that 67% of the working population receive no financial education from their employers. Only 20% of employees had a coherent financial plan. Clearly there is a financial education gap that needs filling – but why should this be the responsibility of employers and their HR functions?

28th October 2015

The machine that is still changing the world

The automotive sector is not only continuing to adapt and improve itself, but through the adaptation and spread of its techniques to manage operations more effectively in other sectors, it is also continuing to change the world. Dr Paul Walley, Lecturer in Operations Management at The Open University Business School, explains.

28th October 2015

Pinewood Studios launches free online course ‘The Business of Film’

Pinewood Studios has announced that its free online course that looks at the business side of film making launches Monday 5 October 2015. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launch coincides with the opening of the 59th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 7 October 2015.

5th October 2015

By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire

The UK government has proposed to extend the remit of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to cover other emergency services, including fire and rescue.

23rd September 2015

Managing My Money course to broadcast live on Share Radio

Share Radio, the radio station dedicated to sharing ideas about money, is launching the radio broadcast (and audio podcast) of the highly successful Managing My Money course, in partnership with True Potential PUFin.

7th September 2015

Like it or not, schools are being converted into academies – that’s anti-democratic

As children head back to class this week, another school will be opening its doors for the autumn term as an academy – in spite of opposition from parents and the community

4th September 2015

The Four Ages of Online Executive Education

We have come a long way from the late 1990s and the first inklings of what the emerging internet might mean for executive education. A model of the efficient transfer of knowledge held sway as delegates were ranged before banks of cathode ray tubes and plugged into programmes of learning. With computers in charge, what could possibly go wrong?

19th August 2015

The Private Security State

Following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, a raft of legislation was introduced in the UK and in Europe mandating data sharing between the private sector and government. Post Snowden, the appetite for such surveillance waned. However, after the attacks in Paris and Copenhagen earlier in 2015, this appetite seems to have been renewed.

18th August 2015

Upcoming Events

May 23

OUBS Frankfurt Alumni Networking Dinner

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00

Indigo Indisch Restaurant, Taunusstr. 17, 60329, Frankfurt am Main Telefon (0)17 43357096

May 29

Empowering Methodologies in Management Research Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:30 to Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 15:00

Michael Young Building, The Open University Business School, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Jun 4

Better Governance Summit

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 09:15 to 16:30

Hub Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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