Research into extent and nature of dog theft in the UK

Dog theft has featured heavily in the media recently, with victims sharing the distress of having a much loved pet stolen. It’s an issue that hit the headlines last week when singer Lady Gaga had two French bulldogs stolen, with her dog walker actually shot during the robbery in Los Angeles. DogLost, a UK charityContinue reading “Research into extent and nature of dog theft in the UK”

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The value of small and local charities …. in a big crisis

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) is part of the research team, funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, which has launched The Value of Small in a Big Crisis report. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, this builds on and expands the findings of the original The Value of Small research in 2018. TheContinue reading “The value of small and local charities …. in a big crisis”

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OUBS expert speaks to House of Lords Covid-19 Committee’s inquiry

Dr Jamie Woodcock made several recommendations when he was invited to give oral evidence at the House of Lords Covid-19 Committee inquiry. The focus of this session in early February was understanding the impacts on work, within the context of increasing digitalisation and automation, with the long-term impacts on wellbeing. The Senior Lecturer in Management’s recommendationsContinue reading “OUBS expert speaks to House of Lords Covid-19 Committee’s inquiry”

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Empowering female electrical engineers in the Middle East and Africa

MBA alumnus Ahmed El-Hamaky is Regional Manager – Middle East, Africa and Turkey, for OMICRON and is based in Bahrain. When I was studying the change management module with The Open University back in 2013, specifically the six-step model of change, I wondered if I could inspire huge change with one step and then othersContinue reading “Empowering female electrical engineers in the Middle East and Africa”

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Online induction for students recruited in another successful call

Nine new PhD students started in the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) on Monday 1 February 2021. This is the second group of students to have received their induction online and started their studies remotely while the Milton Keynes campus remains closed due to Covid-19. Current PhD student Olga Solovyeva captured efforts to welcomeContinue reading “Online induction for students recruited in another successful call”

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Dave’s viva success is now a Shaw thing

Congratulations to Dave Shaw who passed his PhD viva on 9 December 2020 with his thesis, ‘How can the creation and maintenance of partnerships contribute to national social marketing campaigns in England?’ Supervised by Dr Fiona Harris and Dr Haider Ali, the external examiner was Dr Christine Domegan (JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics,Continue reading “Dave’s viva success is now a Shaw thing”

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One of our own completes his PhD

Congratulations to Julian Sidoli who passed his PhD viva on 19 January 2021 with his thesis, ‘Disputing in the Urban Environment’. Supervised by Prof Simon Lee and Prof Paul Catley, the exam panel was chaired by Dr Andrew Gilbert, the external examiners were Prof Bryan Clark (Newcastle Law School) and Dr Paul Chynoweth (University ofContinue reading “One of our own completes his PhD”

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Researching the impact of Covid-19 on the future workplace

A project to assess the future workplace as a result of Covid-19 has received funding from the OU’s Rapid Response scheme. Dr Hilary Collins, a Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes for Executive Education, has received £7,500 to assess the impact of the pandemic on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for organisational development in the UK.Continue reading “Researching the impact of Covid-19 on the future workplace”

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“We do good things, don’t we?”: considerations about social enterprises’ evaluation approaches

This blog is written by Dr Francesca Calo, Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School (OUBS). This blog was originally published on 2 February 2021 and was written for the OUBS Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) blog. In 2009, Alex Nicholls titled his article, in which he discusses the emergent reporting practicesContinue reading ““We do good things, don’t we?”: considerations about social enterprises’ evaluation approaches”

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