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Said Business School

John Knights was invited to the Saïd Business School, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - part of the University of Oxford - to help lead their Building a Business 10-week evening lecture series. The course has been providing basic business skills to those who would like to start a business, and those with an existing business who are seeking to develop and enhance their skills. It covers good business practice with a focus on science and technology enterprise, but most course material is relevant to general business practice.

subject was “Be a new kind of leader, fit for the 21st century”

The Business School recorded an audio of the lecture which is available in its entirety here.  It references slides which you can view here.

The course has been designed for students, researchers and University of Oxford members who want to find out more about the business functions of technology-based companies; staff from science and technology businesses and research organisations also attended.


Students have been able to:

  • Learn the basics of how a technology business forms and grows.
  • Develop and enhance their existing business skills.
  • Mix regularly with people from Oxford’s technology cluster.






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