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BAIC Webinar Series: Rebecca Henderson, 16 June 2020

  • 1.  BAIC Webinar Series: Rebecca Henderson, 16 June 2020

    Posted 06-11-2020 04:32

    We are delighted to invite you to our forthcoming event in the Bocconi Assembly for Innovation and Cooperation (BAIC) Webinar Series on Tuesday 16 June at 4pm (CEST)/10am (EDT).

    Professor Rebecca Henderson will be presenting her research, "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire". Rebecca's bio and webinar abstract are detailed below.

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    Speaker Bio

    Rebecca Henderson is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, where she has a joint appointment at the Harvard Business School in the General Management and Strategy units. Professor Henderson is also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her work explores how organizations respond to large-scale technological shifts, most recently in regard to energy and the environment.

    Professor Henderson sits on the boards of Amgen and of IDEXX Laboratories, and she has worked with both members of the Fortune 100 and small, technology-orientated start-ups. Her work has been published in a range of scholarly journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy, The RAND Journal of Economics, and Organization Science.

    Webinar Abstract

    Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But this success has been costly. Capitalism is on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society as wealth rushes to the top. The time for action is running short. Rebecca Henderson's rigorous research in economics, psychology, and organizational behavior, as well as her many years of work with companies around the world, gives us a path forward. She debunks the worldview that the only purpose of business is to make money and maximize shareholder value. She shows that we have failed to reimagine capitalism so that it is not only an engine of prosperity but also a system that is in harmony with environmental realities, striving for social justice and the demands of truly democratic institutions. Henderson's deep understanding of how change takes place, combined with fascinating in-depth stories of companies that have made the first steps towards reimagining capitalism, provides inspiring insight into what capitalism can be. Henderson provides the pragmatic foundation for navigating a world faced with unprecedented challenge, but also with extraordinary opportunity for those who can get it right.

    We hope you can join us for this and other seminars in this series. Upcoming speakers include Russ Coff, and Ranjay Gulati. Further details are available on the website.

    Kind regards

    Pete and Tracy

    Pete Aceves and Tracy Anderson

    Pedro Aceves
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Management & Technology
    Bocconi University
    Via Roentgen 1
    20136 Milan, Italy