In the Lab: An Agile approach to community engagement

The Business Insights Lab (BIL) is the only space on the University campus dedicated to ‘discovery-led collaboration’, an approach that is delivering workable results for a range of initiatives. Community engagement and development is a fast-growing focus area for the University itself, and we are seeing more and more groups eager to tackle their most […]

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The Academy of Management, Big Data and Surrey in April 2018

Digital Platforms guru Annabelle Gawer reports in from the Academy of Management (AOM) in Atlanta, where she gave two presentations: one at a Professional Development Workshop on Open Innovation, and another on Platforms and Ecosystems. High on the agenda was the progress and development of the AOM Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a […]

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The Ecology of Technology: Should robots pay taxes?

How Tax Policy Favours Robots over Workers and What to do About it There is a longstanding and growing public debate about the costs and benefits of automation. Earlier this year, Bill Gates argued that robots who take human jobs should pay taxes (link to: https://qz.com/911968/bill-gates-the-robot-that-takes-your-job-should-pay-taxes/.) Mark Zuckerberg recently warned the graduating class at Harvard […]

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Digital Strategy Labs: Shaping Surrey’s digital future

In the Business Insights Lab (BIL), we’ve been putting Collaborative Discovery to work to help Surrey navigate the digital jungle. How do you forge a strategy for a digital future in higher education, when technology is unpredictable, budgets are tight, and every prediction is still a guess? What should our priorities be as an institution? […]

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LEADERSHIP IN FAR-FROM-STABLE TIMES

By Jon Teckman,  Senior Teaching Fellow at Surrey Business School and Director of the Leadership Development Series.  “Strong and stable” or a “coalition of chaos”?  These were the options put before the British people in the recent General Election.  Now the people have spoken – and it appears they are not mad keen on either option, stripping […]

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‘From Goldman to Google’: Culture change in a Digital Economy

A recent workshop with a team from the UK’s leading specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in governance, compliance and complaints has got us thinking about the issue of how to go about changing an organisation’s culture. Much in the way that IT has come out of its separate ‘tech’ sphere, and taken a seat at […]

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