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The Purpose of Business Organizations and Business Schools Revisited - See our pre-recorded conversation with Jeffrey Sachs

  • 1.  The Purpose of Business Organizations and Business Schools Revisited - See our pre-recorded conversation with Jeffrey Sachs

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Kerry Ignatz 12 days ago

    The Purpose of Business Organizations and Business Schools Revisited

    Sunday, Aug 7 2022 9:30AM - 11:00AM PT (UTC-7) at Seattle Convention Center in Room 303

    See our pre-recorded conversation with Jeffrey Sachs and join us to reflect on our academic vocation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42IU18Cy6ng&t=106s

     

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    We invite you to see our pre-recorded conversation with Jeffrey Sachs that will be part of the Symposium

    The Purpose of Business Organizations and Business Schools Revisited.

     

    This is the link to the post of the conversation:  https://bit.ly/3n2rypD

    Both the Covid-19 crisis and the emergence of innovative business models offer a powerful signal that the foundational assumptions of capitalism are increasingly in doubt. Business schools, however, appear to be followers rather than leaders in this historical moment of social change. While citizens, consumers and businesses are experimenting with new models of capitalism premised on balancing profits with social purpose and the private, public, and plural sectors (Mintzberg, 2015; Sachs, 1999; Sachs et al. 2021), business schools have been slow to change and appear to be struggling with their identity and purpose.

     

    What might be the foundational values of a post-pandemic market system? What might be the purpose of business organizations in a post-pandemic scenario? What would a post- pandemic business school look like? The aim of this Symposium is to explore the answer to these questions and their practical application in a conversation with three former Editors of the Academy of Management journals (Suddaby, Phan, Hollensbe) and two thought thinkers and innovators of management (Mintzberg), capitalism and sustainable development (Sachs, pre-recorded interview).

    This symposium is a continuation of the 2021 Symposium on the same topic, which gathered four influential leaders and innovators: • Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab and CEO of Imperative 21 • Raj Sisodia, co-founder of Conscious Capitalism • Charles Wookey, co- founder and CEO of A Blueprint for Better Business, and • Gerry George, former Dean of SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business and professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

     

    We are thankful to the AOM Conference for allowing us to share the full video of the last symposium for you to watch: https://bit.ly/3wK3a1x.

     

    Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!

     

    Hector, Michael, and Roy

     

    PARTICIPANTS

     

    DISTINGUISH SPEAKERS

     

    Henry Mintzberg

    John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies

    McGill University

    Email: henry.mintzberg@mcgill.ca

     

    Jeffrey Sachs (pre-recorded interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42IU18Cy6ng&t=106s

    Professor

    Director of the Center for Sustainable Development

    Columbia University      

     

    Phillip Phan

    Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Johns Hopkins University

    Email: pphan@jhu.edu

    Former Editor Academy of Management Perspectives

     

    Roy Suddaby

    Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

    University of Victoria

    &

    Carson College of Business

    Washington State University

    Email:  rsuddaby@uvic.ca

    Former Editor Academy of Management Review

     

    Elaine Hollensbe

    Department Head and Professor of Management

    Carl H. Lindner College of Business

    University of Cincinnati

    Email: elaine.hollensbe@uc.edu

    Former Editor Academy of Management Journal

     

    ORGANIZERS

     

    Hector Rocha

    Professor of Business Policy and Entrepreneurship

    Director, Center for Integral Sustainable Development

    IAE Business School

    Austral University

    Email:  hrocha@iae.edu.ar

     

    Michael Pirson

    Director, Center for Humanistic Management

    The Felix E. Larkin Professorship in Management Fordham University

    Research Fellow, Harvard University

    Email:  pirson@fordham.edu    

     

    Roy Suddaby

    Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

    University of Victoria

    &

    Carson College of Business

    Washington State University

    Email:  rsuddaby@uvic.ca