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  • 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

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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    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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    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...
  • Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris? Creative commons image Icon Bryce Johnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris?

    By Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren

    Chris, if you've had to deal with a call centre you might have noticed they use your name a lot. Do you know, Chris,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris?

    Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris? Creative commons image Icon Bryce Johnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Chris, if you've had to deal with a call centre you might have noticed they use your name a lot. Do you know, Chris, why they do this? Well, Chris, The OU's...
  • How did United Airlines get their PR response so wrong? Creative commons image Icon ERIC SALARD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How did United Airlines get their PR response so wrong?

    By Morgen Witzel

    After a passenger was filmed being dragged from a plane, it felt like United were being dragged against their will...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • How did United Airlines get their PR response so wrong?

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    How did United Airlines get their PR response so wrong? Creative commons image Icon ERIC SALARD under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    After a passenger was filmed being dragged from a plane, it felt like United were being dragged against their will into apologising. Morgen Witzel explains...
  • The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo Creative commons image Icon Elvis untot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo

    By Dr Brendan Cassidy

    Nintendo's new console, the Switch, makes perfect sense in light of the company's history, says Brendan Cassidy.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

  • The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo

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    The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo Creative commons image Icon Elvis untot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Nintendo's new console, the Switch, makes perfect sense in light of the company's history, says Brendan Cassidy.
  • How is Italy reinventing the co-op? Creative commons image Icon moz278 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How is Italy reinventing the co-op?

    By Jay Walljasper

    One hundred million people are part of some sort of co-op around the world. A change in the law in 1991 has powered...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2017

  • How is Italy reinventing the co-op?

    How is Italy reinventing the co-op? Creative commons image Icon moz278 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    One hundred million people are part of some sort of co-op around the world. A change in the law in 1991 has powered their development in Italy. It's a model...
  • It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting Creative commons image Icon Andrew Davidson at en.wikipedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting

    The new electric lighting will never be more than a luxury product, stockholders in the Gas Light & Coke...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2017

  • It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting

    It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting Creative commons image Icon Andrew Davidson at en.wikipedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2017
    The new electric lighting will never be more than a luxury product, stockholders in the Gas Light & Coke Company are reassured at the company's ...
  • Creativity at Work

    Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there space for...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Creativity at Work

    Video

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2014

  • Creativity at Work

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    Creativity at Work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
    Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does...
  • Unlikely Leaders

    What do you imagine when you think of a leader? Is the customary vision of the powerful politician or business leader still entirely relevant today? In these...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Unlikely Leaders

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2013

  • Unlikely Leaders

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    Unlikely Leaders Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 29 Nov 2013
    What do you imagine when you think of a leader? Is the customary vision of the...

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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...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

  • Entrepreneurial behaviour

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2012

  • International Management

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    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

    Course Course
    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Course Course
    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

    Course Course
    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) –...

    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...
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