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Image of dystopia versus utopia

The future of work is a choice but business needs to step up and be brave

If people want a meaningful and empowered future in an automated world, rather than the dystopian future often painted, then they have to claim it. But is business ready for this seismic shift and will it choose to put humans and society first?

27th September 2017

Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

During this Breakfast Briefing on 12 September 2017, Dr Raquel Garcia-Garcia, Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School, discussed "Is the sky the limit?" for the internationalisation of businesses.

25th September 2017
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Exclusive event: Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

Join us for an exclusive joint event with BSI where we will explore the challenges of working smart with disruptive technologies and intelligence.

22nd September 2017

Does work have a future?

In this podcast, Dr Peter Bloom discusses whether there is a future for work.

21st September 2017

The OU in Wales and Introbiz present seminar on business legitimacy

Guest speakers included Dr Björn Claes, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at The Open University Business School

20th September 2017

Diversity, Migrant Entrepreneurship and Socio-Economic Inclusion

Dr Cinzia Priola, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, discusses the need to pay attention to diverse groups of workers.

18th September 2017

New free online course on Modern Empowerment in the Workplace

Modern Empowerment in the Workplace explores the benefits and dangers of increased empowerment of employees in the 21st Century workplace.

15th September 2017

Inequalities, discrimination and the pay gap

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

11th September 2017
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Preparing for disruptions to work and society: Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures

While there is much talk about the need to prepare for technological disruptions to work and society, there is little discussion about what values, structures and practices can be fostered to help people do so in a constructive and engaged way.

10th September 2017

New introductory course on Managing Public Money, delivered in partnership with CIPFA

The Open University Business School has partnered with The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to offer a free four-week course targeted at those with an interest in financial management across the public and not-for-profit sectors.

8th September 2017

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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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