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  • Does handing a company on to the children work? Creative commons image Icon Robertson family archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Does handing a company on to the children work?

    By Daniela Scur

    Research shows the first causal evidence that dynastic family firms have worse management practices, says Daniela...

    Updated content

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2018

  • Does handing a company on to the children work?

    Does handing a company on to the children work? Creative commons image Icon Robertson family archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Feb 2018
    Research shows the first causal evidence that dynastic family firms have worse management practices, says Daniela Scur.
  • Swedish by name, Swedish by nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: IKEA Asset Bank
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Swedish by name, Swedish by nature

    Swedish by name, Swedish by nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: IKEA Asset Bank
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Dr Fiona Harris explores IKEA branding and product names.
  • Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Why are public companies vanishing in America?

    Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Since 1997, the number of public companies in the US has been in decline. Why - and does it matter?
  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

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

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    Radio Programme

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2017

  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Oct 2017
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line

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

    Learn more: The Bottom Line

    Radio Programme

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2017

  • The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Oct 2017
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • Billion Dollar Deals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: pulsefilmsltd

    Billion Dollar Deals

     and How They Changed Your World. 

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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Sep 2017

  • Billion Dollar Deals

    Billion Dollar Deals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: pulsefilmsltd
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Sep 2017
     and How They Changed Your World. 
  • The many forms of workplace bullying Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rodw

    The many forms of workplace bullying

    By Frances McGregor

    Workplace bullying can take many forms - and can sometimes be hard to spot. Frances McGregor tells you all you need...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • The many forms of workplace bullying

    The many forms of workplace bullying Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rodw
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Workplace bullying can take many forms - and can sometimes be hard to spot. Frances McGregor tells you all you need to know.
  • Can science make you a better leader? Creative commons image Icon Pedro Ribeiro Simões under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can science make you a better leader?

    By Professor Amanda Shantz, Professor Katie Bailey

    We're going through a period where trust in leadership is at an all time low. Does science have any advice for those...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Can science make you a better leader?

    Can science make you a better leader? Creative commons image Icon Pedro Ribeiro Simões under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    We're going through a period where trust in leadership is at an all time low. Does science have any advice for those who would be out in front?
  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2017

  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...
  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    By Scott Taylor

    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2017

  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small businesses an attractive target for bigger...

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  • 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...

    Learn: Entrepreneurial behaviour more

    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

  • Entrepreneurial behaviour

    Entrepreneurial behaviour Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial...
  • Operations, technology and stakeholder value

    The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are...

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    Free course

    40 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Aug 2016

  • Operations, technology and stakeholder value

    Operations, technology and stakeholder value Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 40 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of...
  • Company law in context

    The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don't seem to...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • Company law in context

    Company law in context Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and...
  • Business organisations and their environments: Culture

    We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as a whole. But culture also plays a key role in organisations, which have their own...

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Business organisations and their environments: Culture

    Business organisations and their environments: Culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as a whole. But...
  • International Management

    How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so many good...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: International Management

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2012

  • International Management

    International Management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 May 2012
    How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward...

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) –...

    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management

    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...
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