Remaining innovative through good and bad times
Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing and Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship discusses why managers need to focus on the future in order to help an organisation remain innovative through difficult and prosperous times

Leaders can increase the gap
Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses the importance of leadership during a downturn. If employees believe and trust in the organisation and its leadership, they are more likely to stay focussed, engaged and work hard

Acknowledgements

Author Details

This unit was written by Professor Grahame F. Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at The Open University. Researching the political economy of the international system and the process of ‘globalization’.

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in t
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

5.4 Patterns
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins (MIT)
Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Lab techniques reviewed. Optional brain dissectio
Author(s): Gerald Schneider

License information
Related content

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

2.4 Thinking through the challenges
In a complex and rapidly changing world, social scientific study examines how we produce things, communicate, govern ourselves, understand our environments, and how to solve the problems we face in the organisation of social relations and processes. This unit provides a basic overview of how social science contains deeply embedded cultural assumptions and outlines the important relationship between philosophical thinking and practical research methods in social sciences.
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

The Queen’s Beacon School Thinking Skills Project (2000)
A TTA project in 2000 to develop the school as a thinking and learning organisation, and to raise the achievement of pupils through teaching thinking and learning skills.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Week 09 Lecture: Globalisation and Development
Alastair discusses two distinct lenses (or "understandacopes") with which we can think about globalisation and development. Drawing upon arguments from outspoken catastrophists or cornucopians relating to poverty, resource allocation, and biodiversity conservation, the uncertainty, and disagreement over the current organisation of global resources will become evident.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Week 09 Lecture: Globalisation and Development
Alastair discusses two distinct lenses (or "understandacopes") with which we can think about globalisation and development. Drawing upon arguments from outspoken catastrophists or cornucopians relating to poverty, resource allocation, and biodiversity conservation, the uncertainty, and disagreement over the current organisation of global resources will become evident.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

UK Space Agency
The UK Space Agency was launched in March 2010 as a replacement for the British National Space Centre with the aim of bringing UK civil space activity together within one organisation. the Agency's website describes its activities, provides a learning zone and provides full text publications including the UK Civil Space strategy, annual reports, a magazine and leaflets. News, an events listing and press releases are also available.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Management Innovation Lab
Julian Birkinshaw, Co-founder of the Management Innovation Lab discusses why management innovation is a largely unexplored source of competitive advantage
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

4. Insights Into the Brain of an Autistic Child (October 13, 2009)
Science, medicine, biology, genetics, nervous system, brain, Asperger's syndrome, IQ, Leo Kanner, Hans Asperger, language, Rain Man, disability, savant, child care, genetic mutations, genome, SNP, single nucleotide polymorphisms, point mutation, neurons,
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

A Life in Numbers - Bob Worcester. MORI
Sir Robert Worcester, KBE, is the founder of the MORI polling and research organisation, and a member and contributor to many voluntary organisations. He is a well known figure in British public opinion research. Here he talks about his life working with numbers, statistics and public opinion polls.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

A Life in Numbers - Bob Worcester. MORI
Sir Robert Worcester, KBE, is the founder of the MORI polling and research organisation, and a member and contributor to many voluntary organisations. He is a well known figure in British public opinion research. Here he talks about his life working with numbers, statistics and public opinion polls.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

4.1 What's the difference?

The distinction between data and information is very important in accounting. New accounting students often ask, ‘what is data?’ ‘How does it differ from information?’ ‘Are they the same thing?’

Activity 7

Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Creativity is International - Dean Stockton
Dean Stockton is a British creative star. Since January 2008 Dean has been Senior Creative Director of Chellomedia Group. He leads group creative direction and responsibility for managing all corporate brand strategy, including most channel and online services. He delivers and impliments creative direction and creative marketing solutions across the group; provides creative inspiration, creative lead and creative expertise – promoting the importance of creative excellence throughout the organi
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Glyphers: Deciphering Mayan Society
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Linda Schele, Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-author of "Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path." Professor Schele recounts her first involvement in the study of the Maya and in deciphering the Mayan glyphs. She discusses the stories and events told by the glyphs, and how they have redefined or disproved our previous conceptions of the Mayan society.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Learning outcomes

After studying this Unit you should be able to:

  • define ‘operations’ and ‘operations management’

  • identify the roles and responsibilities of operations managers in different organisational contexts

  • identify the operations management aspects of your own work

  • apply the ‘transformation model’ to identify the inputs, transformation processes and outputs of an organisation

  • identify the operational an
    Author(s): No creator set

    License information
    Related content

    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

References
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2