Honda and the joy of engineering

Guest blogger: Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, MAPP graduate of the University of East London, is a UK-based positive psychology consultant, trainer and writer   I recently had the privilege of attending an Open University Business School Masterclass and networking event at which Ken Keir, the Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Europe,Continue reading “Honda and the joy of engineering”

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Is preaching innovation to drug makers more relevant than ever?

Guest blogger: Ourania Koumi, The Open University Business School MBA student A rich pipeline of potentially marketable drug compounds is the lifeblood of the pharmaceutical industry and the first thing that used to come to mind, when as student, I was applying to companies for jobs. When I was labouring day and night against aContinue reading “Is preaching innovation to drug makers more relevant than ever?”

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Innovation or innovators?

David Harrison, Managing Partner of True Potential LLP, The Open University MBA alumnus Edited transcript of Business Perspectives Video: Innovation or innovators? “Most of the organisations I see, they train everybody” “I have observed first hand that it’s about selection. I’m not necessarily a nature versus nurture addict if you like, but if I was,Continue reading “Innovation or innovators?”

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Business Perspectives event: Innovation Masterclass

“Organisational Innovation; a survival imperative?” 15 November 2012. Location: Cumberland Hotel, London W1. The theme of this event is ‘Innovation’, a subject area identified as critical to ongoing professional development in recent research findings from the OUBS alumni. As a result we have developed a masterclass combining industry-leader and academic perspectives that will explore howContinue reading “Business Perspectives event: Innovation Masterclass”

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Innovating Pedagogy

Institute of Educational Technology and Mathematics, Computing and Technology academics have published the first in a new series of OU Innovation Reports which explore new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world. This first report, called ‘Innovating Pedagogy 2012’ proposes ten innovations that are already current but haven’t yet had a profoundContinue reading “Innovating Pedagogy”

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