Technological disruptions in business – does it change everything? Webinar Recording

Our Business Perspectives webinar on “Technological disruptions in business – does it change everything?” took place on Monday 2 July. If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, it is now available to view on demand. If you haven’t already, you will need to complete the registration form for access. WATCH THE … More Technological disruptions in business – does it change everything? Webinar Recording

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Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’

The recent news that the Finnish Government will not be expanding its trial which provided 2,000 unemployed people with a state-supplied basic income has sparked fresh debate on the topic. A basic income is defined as ‘a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement’. It … More Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’

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Do we need to regulate blockchain technology?

By Robert Herian, Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School Blockchain technologies first emerged as the architecture making Bitcoin work after the 2008 financial crisis, and arguably as a direct response to it. Since then, blockchains have been promoted as a means of conducting peer-to-peer, decentralised networking in a variety of sectors in order … More Do we need to regulate blockchain technology?

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

By Dr Charles Barthold, Lecturer in People Management, The Open University Business School 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? Nobody is quite sure what the period we are entering, often referred to as the … More Have we anything to fear from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?

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Video Highlights: The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?

Are we in the dawn of a new era? Technology is rapidly changing both our work and lives. Many experts are predicting that we are rapidly headed toward a ‘fourth industrial revolution’. In this masterclass, held on 2 May in London, Lecturer in People Management Dr Charles Barthold asked how can the rapid technological advances … More Video Highlights: The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?

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Disruptive technologies and intelligence: business opportunity or threat? Webinar Recording

Our Business Perspectives webinar on “Disruptive technologies and intelligence: business opportunity or threat?” took place on Friday 26 January. If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, it is now available to view on demand.  If you haven’t already, you will need to complete the registration form for access. WATCH THE WEBINAR … More Disruptive technologies and intelligence: business opportunity or threat? Webinar Recording

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How well do we adapt to change in the workplace?

Guest blogger: Dr Matthew Haigh is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at The Open University Business School (OUBS). Dr Matthew Haigh is leading the Festive Networking event on Wednesday 6 December. For more information, visit the OUBS website. This mis-named Brexit – the existential crisis of our day. Maybe, or maybe not. What to do about it … More How well do we adapt to change in the workplace?

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Video highlights from our masterclass – Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

During our masterclass in Hemel Hempstead on 11 October, Penny Asher, Director, Executive Education at OUBS hosted David Mudd of BSI and Dr Peter Bloom of OUBS at this event to explore the challenges of working smart with disruptive technologies and intelligence. Dr Bloom’s presentation asked “Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution and … More Video highlights from our masterclass – Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

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Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

Join us for an exclusive joint event with BSI (British Standards Institution), on Wednesday 11 October, 12.00 – 17.10, where we will explore the challenges of working smart with disruptive technologies and intelligence. In this masterclass, Dr Peter Bloom will share insights into his new innovative Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures group (REEF) – … More Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

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Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

Guest blogger: Dr Raquel García-García is lecturer in strategic management at The Open University Business School (OUBS). Dr Raquel García-García is leading the Business Network Breakfast Briefing on 12 September 2017. For more information, visit the OUBS website. To speed or not to speed is the looming question in today’s time-competitive international markets After studying … More Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

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