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New short course helps business leaders navigate uncertainty

The Open University (OU) has launched a new microcredential short course aimed at senior managers and leaders to equip them with the skills needed to make effective decisions and harness opportunities during periods of uncertainty.

21st December 2020
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How Covid-19 and technology could transform the dispute resolution system

The current pandemic has forced a lot of people to change patterns of behaviour and how normal activities are approached and carried out. In normal circumstances, change in the legal system is often cumbersome and slow, often reactive, rather than progressive in nature.

14th December 2020
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The UK’s COVID-19 PPE saga and lessons for future emergency procurements

Public procurement is a highly regulated government activity, governed by laws or circulars within a state. In the UK, the procurement of goods, works and services is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR), with similar provision for utilities, concessions and defence procurement. 

14th December 2020
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OUBS leads ground-breaking £300k project on online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools

A team led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter of The Open University Business School has been awarded nearly £300,000 to investigate online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools.

11th December 2020
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Helping to empower the world’s most disadvantaged women

The Open University has received £400,000 funding from UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to be its content development partner. 

11th December 2020
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EU court case sees British citizen seek post-Brexit rights in France

A UK citizen who has been living in France for 36 years has brought a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union that could have profound implications for British people living in European countries after Brexit. The woman is hoping to retain some citizenship rights after she ceases to be a European citizen.

9th December 2020

How can business schools help create more racially diverse businesses?

Dr Terry O'Sullivan is​ a Senior Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School. This text is based on the 'How can business schools help to build more racially diverse businesses?' webinar, held on Wednesday 02 December 2020.

9th December 2020

Strategic Agility in Uncertain Times

The Strategic agility and leadership in uncertain times webinar – organised by the Business School's Strategic Management and Leadership cluster - brought together three senior expert panellists on Wednesday 25 November to discuss ideas around ‘strategic agility in uncertain times’.

27th November 2020
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Dr Sean Bell joins the POP team

Dr Sean Bell joins the Policing Organisation & Practice team as a Lecturer

26th November 2020
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Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures

Why are people’s behaviours not matching their intentions, and what implications does this have for our attempts to tackle COVID-19?

23rd November 2020

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