Teaching

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Operations management in Business Studies 1; Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2nd Year Course; Quality Management honours course; Operations Strategy honours course; Operations Management MBA core course.  

MBA Reading List

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This page lists the papers we shall discuss on the course, with links to electronic copies. To view or download the papers your computer will either have to be inside the university network or connected to…

Prior Art: Samsung v Apple

Last week’s court decision in California highlighted many interesting issues about intellectual property in mobile telephony. The case raised a curtain on the indeterminacy of words, including “reasonable”, “non-discriminatory” and “essential”, without quite managing to pin…

Coursera: if Carlsberg delivered online learning…

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The banner on the Coursera homepage states in big letters “Take the World’s Best Courses, Online, For Free”. Since it was launched with $16,000,000 of venture capital funding in April this year there has been a…

MBA Readings

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I have put links to the two main papers for the first session on the course website .

Edinburgh Spotify Music

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A Spotify playlist of Edinburgh music compiled by my colleague Shale Bing, with her comments. “In compiling this list I had to decide ‘where does Edinburgh end? ‘ I consulted some uni colleagues. One colleague argued…

MBA Operations Management Preparation

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The University of Edinburgh Business School MBA operations management course will be running on Tuesdays from 18th September to 9th October. To help students prepare I have put reading lists on the course website. I will…

Paradigm Shift

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Interesting article in today’s Observer by John Naughton on the  50th anniversary of Thomas Kuhn’s ” The Structure of Scientific Revolutions . Kuhn’s book has been a very significant text in the history and sociology of science,…

Review of Operations Management by Jones & Robinson

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August in Edinburgh is book festival time, but also the time to review course text books and decide whether to switch to a new course text. The dominant operations textbook in the UK is Operations Management…