The Commercialization of Intimacy Are Women still left holding the Baby?
Changing patterns of caring and intimacy traditionally seen as the domain of the family are being increasingly commercialized as single parents and couples transfer emotional labour demands from the home to professional agencies.
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Who's the Boss. An exploration of the ongoing tug-of-war between fairness and flexibility in the Aus
When Labor swept to power in 2007 it carried a clear mandate to bury the Howard government’s controversial Work Choices reforms. Its Fair Work legislation, which took effect in July 2009, was eagerly anticipated by those seeking a more equitable balance between employee rights and employer flexibility. But 8 months on, controversy remains. Some say Fair Work delivers. Some say it’s little different. Others, including Opposition leader Tony Abbott, say it goes too far. So how has Fair Work c
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6.3 The roots of segmentation
Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the ‘glass ceiling’ ageism, racism, etc. This unit will help you look at this problem with a new perspective: through economics. You will learn how economists have tried to understand what drives this distortion of the labour market and why women and the ethnic minorities seem to suffer the most.
Author(s): The Open University

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From Relief to Reconstruction — Practical and Policy Challenges
As the United Nations and worldwide NGOs face the challenges of providing basic services to the survivors of the January 2010 Haitian earthquake, Oxfam’s Raymond Offenheiser scrutinizes what will ultimately be “crucial to the outcome, in the Haitian context, of a successful recovery and rehabilitation by the Haitian people a
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2009: Founders Day Convocation
Speaker: The Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, legendary Civil Rights strategist and founder, the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute
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Leading in tough times
Many areas of the business world are in states of turmoil. At such times the need for leadership is paramount argues Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Across the Border: Uyghurs in Kazakhstan
This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. Uyghurs account for just 1.53% of the Kazakh population. However, due to the relation between Uyghurs and China and internal Kazakh policies towards non-Kazakh nationalities, this minority constitutes a very delicate issue for the political leadership of Kazakhstan. The typical ima
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Cooperative Concurrency for a Multicore World
Multi-threaded programs are notoriously prone to unintended interference between concurrent threads. To address this problem, these lecture presenters argue that yield annotations in the source code should document all thread interference, and they present a type system for verifying the absence of undocumented interference. Well-typed programs behave as if context switches occur only at yield annotations. Thus, they can be understood using intuitive sequential reasoning, except where yield anno
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Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
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Introduction

This unit considers four ways in which some social scientists have claimed that there might be a ‘new economy’ coming in to being: the switch from manufacturing to services, globalisation, new technology and flexible labour markets. The good and bad points of economic change, its benefits and costs, are discussed. For example, what does it mean for people trying desparately to balnace the urgent demands of work and life?

This unit is an adapted extract from the course
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Leadership in the current climate
John Rothenberg, SVP, Investor Relations and Head of M and A at Unilever UK, discusses the role of leadership in uncertain times

Leadership in a crisis
HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani, President of Qatar-Connect, discusses how leadership has been a major issue in handling the global economy

How should executives prepare for the upturn?
Rob Goffee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School discusses why executives can not ignore the fundamentals of leadership when preparing for the upturn

How to harness leaders in the middle ranks
Michael Jarrett, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses how companies can harness the leadership of middle ranks to become successful; he says that in many ways those who are managers and add value today will be the leaders tomorrow

GLS 2010 highlights
Highlights of London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2010, held on 5 July. The theme was emerging markets: "New Frontiers: Expansion, Opportunity and Innovation."

Episode 27: Mindful Leadership

Prof Amanda Sinclair talks about how mindfulness contributes to effective leadership. With Sian Prior.

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International Roadies Day Talk with Graham Madigan
International Roadies Day Talk on rock venues.Dr Kipps Horn speaks to Graham Madigan aka 'Scrooge', as part of the "Music, Melbourne + Me" exhibition at RMIT Gallery.
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Successful alternatives
Alan Shipman highlights the range of partnership, family, mutual and cooperative enterprises which have successfully resisted pressures to become a ‘public limited company’, and whose market leadership adds to the pressure to reform the shareholder model.
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How to create a culture where people want to contribute
In the final of a series of three podcasts former Garanti Bank CEO Akin Ongor talks to Don Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, about the importance of employing well-selected and high calibre employees.

Lessons learned: The ups and downs of social entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship is no walk in the park! Too often, challenges common to social entrepreneurs are glanced over or left unmentioned. Join us in a “fireside” chat with three stellar practitioners who have over 50 years combined experience in the field. They’ll candidly share their biggest blunders in areas like human resources, asset management, relationship building, and leadership, and tell how they have faced challenges, persevered, and continued to deliver positive social change t
Author(s): Ann Macdougall, Chief Administrative Officer/Gener

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