Professor Effie Kesidou, Dr Despoina Filiou and Professor Lichao Wu Dr Effie Kesidou is Professor of Economics of Innovation and Sustainability at Leeds University Business School. Her research includes eco-innovations, the impact of international sustainability standards, and the role of city-regions and local knowledge spillovers upon firms’ eco-innovation and productivity. Dr Despoina Filiou is aContinue reading “How can smart cities become greener?”
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The role of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in developing practitioner/academic identities
Based on her research and experience as a practitioner turned academic, Professor Jacqueline Baxter, Director of the Centre for Research and Innovation in online learning at the Open University, talks about potential contribution of scholarship research on the professional identities of practitioners that cross over into academia. All faculties employ individuals who have made theContinue reading “The role of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in developing practitioner/academic identities”
How interest-free loans are helping the floods victims of Pakistan
“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) On August 26, Pakistan declared emergency in the face of calamitous floods. According to the United Nations (UN), more than 1,300 lives have been lost, tens of millions of people areContinue reading “How interest-free loans are helping the floods victims of Pakistan“
Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Antitrust
Written by: Professor Suzanne Rab, Associate Lecturer at The Open University Law School, Faculty of Business and Law. The debate around artificial intelligence or “AI” has attracted antitrust interest among academics, practitioners and regulators. In their book, Virtual Competition Professors Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice Stucke postulate the “end of competition as we know it” and callContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Antitrust”
What’s wrong with weddings?
Written by: Stephanie Pywell, Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, Faculty of Business and Law. Nothing at all, if the weddings are the ceremonies that couples want, conducted when they want, where they want, and by whom they want. But, according to Dr Stephanie Pywell, there is quite a lot wrong withContinue reading “What’s wrong with weddings?”
What happened to law clinics in lockdown?
Hugh McFaul is Co-Director of the Law School’s Open Justice Centre and Module Chair of ‘Justice in Action’ (W360). The disruption caused by Covid-19 has had far reaching impacts and required all of us to adapt to life’s challenges under lockdown. University law clinics are no exception and law academics and clinic supervisors have had to act fast andContinue reading “What happened to law clinics in lockdown?”
Hilary connects with a global audience
Dr Hilary Collins is based in Executive Education as a Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes. Following the recent publication of her blog by Wonkhe, Hilary was also interviewed on ‘The experience of teaching during a pandemic’ as part of the Expert Talks for Cumulus Connects. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and designContinue reading “Hilary connects with a global audience”
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 andContinue reading “Video highlights from our masterclass – Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?”
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”
Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t
Guest blogger: Sarah Platts, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, Change Consultant at FreshNetworks Innovation is a common topic of debate and strategy in most businesses (be they new or well established). In the current economic climate, and with the huge potential of the likes of social media data, brands are increasingly looking at innovationContinue reading “Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t”