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
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
John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies
Jeffrey Sachs (pre-recorded interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42IU18Cy6ng&t=106s
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development
Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Johns Hopkins University
Former Editor Academy of Management Perspectives
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria
Carson College of Business
Washington State University
Former Editor Academy of Management Review
Department Head and Professor of Management
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
Former Editor Academy of Management Journal
Professor of Business Policy and Entrepreneurship
Director, Center for Integral Sustainable Development
IAE Business School
Director, Center for Humanistic Management
The Felix E. Larkin Professorship in Management Fordham University
Research Fellow, Harvard University