The Anarchist Corporation: Rewriting Business Models for Sustainability
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST
with Dr. PD Jose, Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy & Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Registration $35 (free for current UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty/staff/students/alumni). Register now!
In this webinar, Dr. PD Jose from the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore will discuss the benefits and implications of radically altering how corporations engage with the world's poor. Whereas the traditional approach has been to focus on increasing the poor's ownership of assets and this goal has primarily been accomplished by reworking cost structures, an "anarchist" corporation operates with fundamentally different, even radical approaches that can restructure markets and rewrite the existing notions of corporate advantage. Within this new approach, the focus is on solutions that are resource magnifying and can involve partnership driven initiatives. The challenge of being an "anarchist" corporation is that the conventional metrics for assessing corporate and managerial performance are not aligned with this alternative approach.
Dr. Jose will present examples of how anarchist corporations can increase profits while providing solutions that include a consideration of environmental sustainability, social justice and equity. The discussion will also include consideration of how civic leaders can shape public policy so that more corporations consider this new approach to serving the world's poor.
The webinar is designed for the business community and general public.
Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/pwumxoj
About the Presenter
PD Jose is an Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy and Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Among his research interests are sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and change management. Jose is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, and he is a former Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is editor of "Corporations and Sustainability: The South Asian Perspective," a forthcoming special issue of the journal Greener Management International.
This webinar is funded in part through a grant from the United States-India Educational Foundation, made possible by the US Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States-India Educational Foundation and the Department of State.