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Dr Charles Barthold, Lecturer in People Management

Have we anything to fear from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?

A life full of copious amounts of leisure time with mundane tasks a thing of the past, or a world with mass unemployment which is ruled by machines?

11th May 2018

Charities left out of pocket by probation scheme for ex-offenders

In 2014, the British government said the sector would be “at the forefront of a new fight against reoffending”. But the reality is sharply different, according to our new research.

8th May 2018

How empowered are you? Webinars will help workplace learning

The Open University Business School is a proud supporter of the biggest festival of workplace learning in the UK known as Learning at Work Week.

24th April 2018
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Engaging with businesses about climate change and environmental sustainability

Researchers from The Open University and the University of Oxford are developing new ways to engage the owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the challenges of climate change.

18th April 2018
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Key issues facing leaders in the voluntary sector are highlighted

The value of leadership and collaboration, especially relating to the voluntary sector, were discussed in a time of profound change and varied challenges for this sector at the CVSL Conference 2018.

5th April 2018
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Film reveals the positive contribution of the UK’s asylum seekers

A short documentary film, which has been jointly researched and produced by an OU academic, has its debut screening at the inaugural conference of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL).

21st March 2018

Why accountants of the future will need to speak blockchain and cryptocurrency if they want your money

If you haven’t already heard of Bitcoin, you either haven’t been paying attention or you’re a time traveller who just touched down in 2018.

21st March 2018

Congratulations to Professor Kodwani!

The Interim Head of the Business School, Dev Kodwani, has been promoted to Professor.

16th March 2018

I befriend women detained at Yarl’s Wood: their life in immigration limbo is excruciating

For nearly two years, Joanne Vincett, PhD Student in the Deparment for Strategy and Marketing at OUBS, has been researching and volunteering as a “befriender” and trustee with Yarl’s Wood Befrienders, a charitable volunteer visitors’ group that offers emotional and practical support to women migrants and asylum seekers detained in Yarl’s Wood.

12th March 2018

Community engagement will help to support the future of the voluntary sector

Key issues facing leaders in the voluntary sector will be discussed at an inaugural conference in Milton Keynes in March.

19th February 2018

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Upcoming Events

Apr 25

OUBS Frankfurt Alumni Networking Dinner

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00

HOEFCHEN CHINESE RESTAURANT Kaiserhofstrasse 18-20, Frankfurt. Telefon 069 20018424

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

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