Retail first-line management and strategy, a successful formula or an unworkable recipe?

Guest blogger: Tamim Elbasha, Research student in the Centre for Strategy and Marketing at The Open University Business School. Tamim was originally trained as an optician, with over 10 years of experience in the optical-retail industry gained in the Middle East and the UK.  After a few decades of researching strategy, we still know veryContinue reading “Retail first-line management and strategy, a successful formula or an unworkable recipe?”

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Strategy Masterclass: “make strategy accessible to all organisations”

The great and the good gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Manchester on 7 February for the second of our Business Perspectives series of events. Hear what some delegates said about the masterclass: “A great experience to catch up with a lot of people from all different sectors”; “I really learnt some actual tools andContinue reading “Strategy Masterclass: “make strategy accessible to all organisations””

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Australian Business Solutions

Originally posted on Australian Business Solutions:
By Robin Power. By looking at successful individuals and business, we have identified that using leverage accelerates the level of success, speed and time to achieve your business goals. Simply put, leverage boils down to getting more results with less effort. In the words of Archimedes, “Give me a…

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Middle managers are strategists too, you know

Guest blogger: Alex Wright, Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School.   Middle managers frequently get the blame when things go wrong. They are often portrayed in both the media and academic worlds as opposing the strategies developed by senior managers; as deliberately creating roadblocks by taking ineffective actions; as ‘foot-dragging’, assigning strategicContinue reading “Middle managers are strategists too, you know”

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Testing times

Guest blogger: Professor Brian Smith, Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University Business School, Adjunct Professor at SDA Bocconi in Milan.    Emerging practice in pharmaceutical industry offers new ways to improve the annual business plan review process. The size and reach of pharmaceutical (pharma) companies varies greatly: from vast multinational global conglomerates to small start-up companies;Continue reading “Testing times”

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Business strategy 101: What if things don’t change?

Guest blogger: John Thompson, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, Founder and Managing Director at Trans Capital Associates. We are constantly being promised by politicians that ‘things’ will get better. Growth in the economy is just around the corner with all the goodies that this entails − stronger businesses, lower unemployment, better jobs, higher wages, better healthcare,Continue reading “Business strategy 101: What if things don’t change?”

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Trade-offs

Guest blogger: David Mayle, Lecturer in Management and a member of  The Open University’s Centre for Human Resource and Change Management.   In the search for some real dialogue, I’m going to offer something deliberately contentious. Towards the top of this article there is currently a grey box with ‘Reply’ in it. If anyone hasContinue reading “Trade-offs”

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Strategy Masterclass: Insights on business growth from TripAdvisor

Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing at TripAdvisor and Evan Davis are just two of the big names speaking at the second of our Business Perspectives events in Manchester at the Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel on 7 February. TripAdvisor is a pioneer in the use of user-generated content.  Since being founded in 2000, itContinue reading “Strategy Masterclass: Insights on business growth from TripAdvisor”

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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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