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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“It’s the culture, stupid!”

Guest blogger: David Mayle, Lecturer in Management and a member of  The Open University’s Centre for Human Resource and Change Management. Talking of quotes, I’ve always been fond of Nick Negroponte (he of MIT Media Lab fame) and his “The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure thatContinue reading ““It’s the culture, stupid!””

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Innovation in the UK: Good, but not enough?

Guest blogger:  Dr Leslie Budd, Reader in Social Enterprise, Open University Business School Is invention enough without commercialisation? Dr Leslie Budd from the OUBS talks to former 3M CEO Sir George Buckley about the UK’s approach to innovation after a recording of the OU/BBC co-production The Bottom Line. Click here to learn more about TheContinue reading “Innovation in the UK: Good, but not enough?”

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Joined-up thinking

Guest blogger:   Terry O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Management and Head of Centre for Strategy and Marketing, Open University Business School Perhaps my brain is more receptive to ideas early in the day, but I’m still thinking about the role of partnership in innovation a fortnight on from our most recent OU Business Network breakfast briefing. Sharing the platformContinue reading “Joined-up thinking”

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Outside of the Box

How might Shakespeare have benefited from a bit of creative coaching? Does the inspiration that drove Picasso towards Cubism have anything in common with Steve Jobs’s decision to launch the iPod? A panel of Open University academics got together to give their take on creativity. Chaired by writer Sophie Radice 1. What is creativity? FD: CreativityContinue reading “Outside of the Box”

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Business Management

Originally posted on Business Management:
Ford’s production lines have marked a turning point in human history. Business had to change and whoever did not understand the need for automation and series production was to be crushed by industrialization itself. After nearly 100 years, Skandia marked the official beginning of “the knowledge era”: Leif Edvinson was…

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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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