The Open University Business School’s GBSN Fellows Host Successful Online Event

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Dr. Wilfred Manuela

Associate Professor
Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
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Ian Wairua

Faculty member and Doctoral Fellow
Strathmore University
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Each year The Open University Business School offers fellowships for faculty members from educational institutions worldwide to visit the university and work with its faculty. Participants will receive an insight on The Open University’s approach to distance and online learning. Together they will produce online learning material that will be available for both schools afterwards.

In November/December 2017 the Faculty of Business and Law welcomed two visiting international fellows as part of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) fellowship program. Ian Wairua, a faculty member and Doctoral Fellow at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya and Dr Wilfred Manuela who is an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila, Philippines. The Fellows joined The Open University Business School (OUBS) for six weeks to collaborate with OUBS academics in sharing knowledge and contributing to a successful online event.

On Friday 1st December OUBS and the fellows hosted an online round table discussion whith the topic “Globalization, technology in business and Society?” During the round table discussion, an OUBS panel of academics, Professor Mark Fenton- O’Creevy, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Associate Dean External Engagement; Dr Devendra Kodwani, Associate Dean; and Dr Peter Bloom, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies joined the visiting international fellows to examine four aspects of globalization:

  • Globalization and the impact of communication technologies
  • The impact of mobile phones for learning and communications in Africa
  • The difficulties of economic integration between Asian countries
  • Future trends in technology and their impact on global economy

The recordings are available on YouTube which can be found here.

For more information about the Fellowship program with The Open University through GBSN visit our OUBS Fellowship page.

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