“Disrupting Business Models: Strategies and Policy”
With Professors Tima Bansal and Anita McGahan
Chaired by Professor Andrew Davies
This plenary of BAM 2023 focuses on the challenges businesses face in dealing with the climate emergency and making human activity sustainable. The panel considers how can we identify relevant research problems and develop the impactful knowledge so urgently needed to tackle this global societal challenge.
Tackling the climate crisis requires new thinking about how organizations and societies envision alternatives and manage the transition to a sustainable future. Should governments or businesses lead the response to the climate crisis? Do we need new forms of public and private collaboration to address the challenge? How do we create the far-reaching systemic changes needed to break with our reliance on fossil fuels and open up new more inclusive, equitable and sustainable pathways?
Tuesday 5th September (Hybrid)
“Building a Sustainable Future: The Intertwined Role of Dynamic Capabilities, Government and Society”
Professors David Teece and Richard Whittington
Chaired by Professor Vassiliki Bamiatzi
Many UK firms could benefit from greater attention on strengthening their dynamic capabilities. The effectiveness of this will be enhanced if government agencies can undertake a similar effort. Improvements of this kind in both spheres are critical if Britain is to meet its ambitious sustainability goals. Undeniably, it is in the nature of business and societal practices to be embedded, entangled and sticky. For dynamic capabilities to improve radically and fast, government and business will have to engage deeply across the whole of society
Wednesday 6th September (In Person)
“Sustainability for Leadership”
With Dr Metter Morsing, Robin Sundaram and Sowmya Parthasarathy
Chaired by Dr Zahira Jaser
Sustainability is a complex concept. Working towards sustainable outcomes often requires leaders at different levels to work together towards a balanced use of resources, to respects the needs of multiple stakeholders. Starting from these assumptions, this key note panel explores the nuanced meaning of sustainability in practice, from the perspective of leaders that operate in different contexts: urban planning, global food sourcing and academia. The panel will explore the opportunities and challenges that managers face when incorporating sustainability in the corporate agendas. Furthermore we will reflect on how management scholarship and research can support corporate leaders to bring sustainability at the fore of the agenda.