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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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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Ambition in a Time of Crisis

Dr Zoe Lawson is a social entrepreneur, MBA alumna and member of the OU Business School’s Alumni Council. What is Ambition and is it Good or Bad? Most of us if pressed for a definition would say that ambition involves some sort of striving for achievement. Whether we define it as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ isContinue reading “Ambition in a Time of Crisis”

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Building Resilience in Pandemic Times

Social entrepreneur Dr Zoe Lawson is an MBA alumna and member of the OU Business School’s Alumni Council. Resilience;  noun The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. Like nylon. Ladies, think of that springy shapewear designed to disguise lumps and bumps. MenContinue reading “Building Resilience in Pandemic Times”

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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: openness and collaboration to tackle the world’s problems

Dr Despoina Filiou is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy who joined the OU Business School in April 2020. She is a member of the Strategic Management and Leadership Research Cluster. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on 3 December. This came only months after aContinue reading “The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: openness and collaboration to tackle the world’s problems”

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How Covid-19 and technology could transform the dispute resolution system

Dr Clare Jones is a Senior Law Lecturer at The Open University, and a member of the LIFT (Law, Information, Future, Technology) research cluster @OU_LIFT The current pandemic has forced a lot of people to change patterns of behaviour and how normal activities are approached and carried out. In normal circumstances, change in the legal system is oftenContinue reading “How Covid-19 and technology could transform the dispute resolution system”

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The UK’s COVID-19 PPE saga and lessons for future emergency procurements

Dr Miriam Mbah, who joined the OU as a Lecturer in Law in September 2020, has both a LLM and a PhD in Public Procurement Law. Public procurement is a highly regulated government activity, governed by laws or circulars within a state. In the UK, the procurement of goods, works and services is regulated by TheContinue reading “The UK’s COVID-19 PPE saga and lessons for future emergency procurements”

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OUBS leads ground-breaking £300k project on online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools

A team led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter of The Open University Business School has been awarded nearly £300,000 to investigate online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools. ‘Leading school learning through Covid-19 and beyond’, in collaboration with Professor Alan Floyd from the University of Reading, is believed to be the first project ofContinue reading “OUBS leads ground-breaking £300k project on online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools”

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