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  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather...

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    20 Dec 2016

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    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather than the centerpiece of a dinner table.
  • Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Christmas dinner wouldn't be Christmas dinner without a member of the family being forced through passive-aggressive...

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    19 Dec 2016

  • Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list

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    Christmas dinner wouldn't be Christmas dinner without a member of the family being forced through passive-aggressive peer pressure to don a paper crown. Join...
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered...

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    30 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born. Learning...
  • The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

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    10 Nov 2016

  • The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016

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    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Was Europe caught in an epidemic of Vampires in the late 1720s? Why is a bank moving beyond the gender binary? What's...

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    04 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016

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    Was Europe caught in an epidemic of Vampires in the late 1720s? Why is a bank moving beyond the gender binary? What's the problem with sanitary pads in China...
  • Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

    By Nikita Sud

    Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India...

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    03 Nov 2016

  • Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2016
    Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their markets?
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    01 Nov 2016

  • Do independent enterprises really matter?

    By Dr Richard Blundel

    Should we worry about smaller businesses and social enterprises being acquired by large corporations? Richard Blundel...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Oct 2016

  • Do independent enterprises really matter?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2016
    Should we worry about smaller businesses and social enterprises being acquired by large corporations? Richard Blundel discusses the case for independence. ...
  • What is shareholder activism?

    By Dr Henry Lahr

    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a...

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    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2016

  • What is shareholder activism?

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    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then lobby for...
  • First, they came for the Marmite... but what next as the pound falls?

    By Ioannis Glinavos

    This week's short, sharp Marmite War between Tesco and Unilever might be the first of many such battles.

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    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2016

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  • Liquidity management

    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental aspects relating to risk management that has come under intense...

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    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental...
  • Understanding different research perspectives

    This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different...

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    This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the...
  • Preparing a project

    Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some point in their career. This free course, Preparing a project, aims...

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    Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some...
  • Entrepreneurial behaviour

    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial behaviour, will give you the opportunity to consider and reflect...

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    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial...
  • Discovering development management

    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

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    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the...
  • Planning a project

    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are just some of the topics covered in this free course, Planning a...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are...
  • Different types of business

    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

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    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite...
  • Introducing a framework for strategy

    If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a framework for strategy, will...

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    08 Apr 2016

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    If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the...
  • How to frame a business case

    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which help you to frame a business case. In particular, you will learn...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Mar 2016

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    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which...