Business: Corporate Social Responsibility at the Saïd Business School

Corporate Social Responsibility

Warmer questions Should companies be more involved in how society is run more fairly? Is it possible for companies to make society better? If companies are indeed a force for good, how can they be made accountable for their actions? Reading section The fluctuating needs within society drive business to recognise the broader landscape they … Read more

Business: Mercer’s View on Crowdsourcing and the Gig Economy

gig economy, crowd sourcing, AI, robotics

Finding new roles for redundant workers represents automated businesses’ next challenge. However, if used wisely and effectively –and disadvantages aside– automation technology can yield substantial opportunities for the future. There is an opportunity to relieve humans from repetitive, hazardous, and unpleasant labour in most scenarios. And there is, also, an opportunity for future automation technologies … Read more

Business: How Smart Is Today’s Artificial Intelligence?

How smart is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence has huge potential advantages. Some people are even of the view that the benefits of artificial intelligence prevail over the risks associated with it. Whether it is making a phone call or suggesting a near-by restaurant, AI is paving the way for more resourceful lives. However, giving power to machines may ease out … Read more

Business: The Big Debate on the Future of Work

the future of automation

By anticipating how robots and automated systems will shift the nature of the workplace, industries should be able to create new roles based on automation and thus improve the employment prospects of labour around the world. We have more lessons regarding changes in the business landscape here which can encourage further discussion. To download the … Read more

Business: JP Morgan’s Perspective on the Development of Islamic Finance

debate: islamic finance

Over the years, Islamic finance has grown at a rapid pace globally and is now a market worth trillions of dollars. However, it is Islamic finance’s ethical nature the one drawing the interest of non-Muslims clients, as it continues to address the challenges of reconciling the contrasting worlds of our modern business scenario and faith. … Read more

Business: Carbon Tax Through Cap and Trade

Carbon tax and trade

Our human influence on the earth is causing carbon dioxide amounts to increase. With heated debates on global warming, questions about what benefits the carbon tax will bring also remain. Companies and organisations see carbon taxation as a negative trait, while environmentalists would certainly view it as a very righteous thing. Based on the advantages … Read more

Business: Managing Security and IT Integration

Software security

During the last decades, OT and IT were developed and managed to maintain separate technology protocols, standards, governance models, and organizational units. Nevertheless, over the last few years, OT has been progressively adopting IT-like technologies. Though many security vulnerabilities keep showing up, the convergence of IT and OT will bring clear and tangible advantages to … Read more

Business: The Challenges of Intellectual Property

Technician using a microscope. How to protect intellectual property

There are many advantages to securing intellectual property rights. IP protects a business’ name and logo, designs, inventions, works, and intellectual innovations. For the con side, the elevated costs of intellectual property rights also raise some questions, especially for start-up innovators. However, given the substantial complexity involved with IPR and its implementation against possible theft, … Read more

Business: What Is Hitachi’s Vision for the Future of Work?

The Future of Work with Hitachi

The world is going digital, but many businesses are unprepared. Digital revolution is not an easy or short-term undertaking. Change is being demanded by market forces, but many businesses have encountered obstacles along the path to digital transformation. However, to ensure that they can operate effectively in our modern world, digital transformation is just as … Read more