Behind the Digital Curtain: a cross-cultural study of academic identities, liminalities and labour market adaptations for the ‘Uber-isation’ of HE

In this post blog, Dr Hilary Collins, Senior Lecturer with Executive Education, discusses ‘Behind the Digital Curtain’, a paper co-authored with OU colleague Dr Hayley Glover and former colleague Fran Myers, now at the University of Manchester. This was recently published in the ‘Teaching in Higher Education’ academic journal. A further study is now underway … More Behind the Digital Curtain: a cross-cultural study of academic identities, liminalities and labour market adaptations for the ‘Uber-isation’ of HE

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Learning at Work Week – It’s more important than you know

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man” Heraclites Liz Moody is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Executive Education at The Open University Business School. Here she talks about the relevance and importance of Learning at Work Week, and lifelong learning. … More Learning at Work Week – It’s more important than you know

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Business Network Breakfast Briefing: Work and Meaning

Why do we work? What does work mean to you? Have you ever wondered why some people get so much satisfaction from their job while others never seem to be very engaged or motivated? Is it something that we have inside of us or are we influenced by external factors? If it’s within us, then … More Business Network Breakfast Briefing: Work and Meaning

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Business Network Breakfast Briefing: Managing non-market risk to foreign investments: do nothing or manage actively?

The latest Business Network Breakfast Briefing saw Dr Anna John use examples from all over the world as she explored three approaches to managing political risks to foreign investments. The Lecturer in Strategic Management presented her research and took questions at the Milton Keynes campus on Tuesday 9 April. Her presentation, ‘Managing non-market risk to foreign investments: … More Business Network Breakfast Briefing: Managing non-market risk to foreign investments: do nothing or manage actively?

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Big data, CSR and sustainability

Big data analytics seems entirely absent in research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Yet the potential of big data to advance environmental and social concerns is enormous. Big data analytics is about analysing very large structured datasets (e.g. those drawn from financial records and stock exchanges) and unstructured datasets (e.g. those generated by … More Big data, CSR and sustainability

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Recording available: Business Network Breakfast Briefing: The challenge of smart contracts

Our Business Network Breakfast Briefing: The challenge of smart contracts took place on 29 November 2018. The aim of this briefing was to explore some of the challenges that smart contracts pose to business as well as law, beginning with what is perhaps the most contentious issue of all: what should we be calling them? … More Recording available: Business Network Breakfast Briefing: The challenge of smart contracts

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Event – Business Network Breakfast Briefing: The challenge of smart contracts

The Open University Business Network and Business Perspectives Programme are here to share insights to help your business flourish. This Breakfast Briefing will be led by Dr Robert Herian, Senior Law Lecturer at The Open University Law School. What’s in a name? The challenge of smart contracts When’s a contract not a contract? When it’s a smart contract! I think we … More Event – Business Network Breakfast Briefing: The challenge of smart contracts

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