Management

by / on April 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

The Careless Consumer

A recent article for the Royal Society of Arts.  The article goes over the psychology of ‘ethical’ consumption, in particular the lack of alignment between ethics and natural behaviors.  It needs to be viewed in pdf format.  Download the article […]

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm / in CSR, Economics, Management, Politics & Society, Protests

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Could Do more Harm Than Good

The Guardian’s Leave It In the Ground campaign names and shames the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation for not divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies.  Editor Alan Rusbridger launched the project by declaring the case for the divestment […]

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by / on March 6, 2015 at 1:02 am / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Individual Social Responsibility: Why We Don’t Act in Line With What We Say

Just over 15 years ago, I was working with a global NGO helping them to engage with multinational corporations (MNCs). As part of this activity, I ran workshops in which MNC managers interacted with NGO managers on matters of mutual […]

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The Limits of Growth in China
by / on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm / in Innovation, Management, Politics & Society

The Limits of Growth in China

China and Growth: An interview where I discuss one of the missing issues in the limits to growth in China: The unwillingness to give people to freedom to do more than just make money by sharing ideas, no matter how […]

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Why Even Esoteric Management Research is Critical to Management Education and Practice
by / on October 13, 2013 at 3:14 am / in Education, Innovation, Management

Why Even Esoteric Management Research is Critical to Management Education and Practice

Business scholars constantly face criticism from the media and practitioners as to the “application value” of their research. Even many academics can be heard bemoaning the fact that our research is not just “ignored” by managers but is lacking in any “relevance” to management practice. Such viewpoints neither reflect the value that management scholarship plays in the daily operations of business schools nor does they account for the value that business academics play by be outsiders removed from the daily lives of managers. What is the role of scholarship in business schools?

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The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It
by / on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm / in Economics, Management, Politics & Society

The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It

According to billionaire George Soros, co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, proving the bankruptcy of traditional economic theory is “mission accomplished” and it is now time to determine the foundations of a new economic model. Soros is, without […]

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by / on June 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Governance at Australian Universities: The Need for a New Model in a World of Capital Raising

In the last several weeks we have seen a number of universities beginning a significant push into the philanthropic space.  Some of this has been pre-planned as part of a longer term strategy.  For others it has been more of […]

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Design Thinking 101: How to Become a DT Guru in Six Easy Steps
by / on June 4, 2013 at 11:01 am / in Education, Innovation, Management, Uncategorized

Design Thinking 101: How to Become a DT Guru in Six Easy Steps

According to many of my colleagues design thinking is all the rage and set to revolutionize the way we think about innovation.  However, despite hearing about it a various forums, attending a design thinking in education workshop, and seeing the […]

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Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem?  Stop Taxing Corporations
by / on May 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem? Stop Taxing Corporations

Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. America’s corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they’re privatizing […]

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Are University Leaders Really Overpaid? 1
by / on May 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Are University Leaders Really Overpaid?

Across three continents we have seen questions being raised about the compensation paid to the heads of academic institutions.  This has mostly played out in the USA and the UK where the impact of the financial crisis and the downturn […]

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