Future direction for International Airlines Group

In a discussion with Professor Thomas Lawton from The Open University Business School, Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group explores the company’s present position and possible future. This is an interview after a recording of the OU/BBC co-production The Bottom Line. Learn more about The Bottom Line programme and make use of free learning materialsContinue reading “Future direction for International Airlines Group”

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Innovation quarter summary report

To conclude the Business Perspectives innovation quarter, we have created a summary report that offers diverse ideas and insights about innovation – a snapshot of perspectives from around the globe. We invite you to download and share the report and please send us any comments.  We will create a similar summary report following the strategyContinue reading “Innovation quarter summary report”

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Innovation and technology: the challenge

Guest blogger: Professor James Fleck, Professor of Innovation Dynamics at The Open University Business School. At the beginning of the Innovation Masterclass, I proposed to run a challenge for examples of an innovation that does not involve technology. Definition of innovation: “Innovation is the practical implementation of a new idea or invention for intended economicContinue reading “Innovation and technology: the challenge”

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Video highlights of Innovation Masterclass

What is innovation? – Professor James Fleck Innovation and technology – Adrian Simpson, SAP & Imran Razzaq, Microsoft  Innovation and leadership – Ken Keir, Honda Motor Europe & David Harrison, True Potential

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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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