10 April 2019 How Organisations can deal with Complexity Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly LSE Complexity Research Group
Prof Eve Mitleton-Kelly described an effective approach for addressing apparently intractable organisational problems. The approach is based on Complexity Science and adjusts to complex challenges as they change over time. The methodology used was developed in practice by the LSE Complexity Research Group. Several practical examples were given.
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12 March 2019 Inside the Money Machine: Why the World is drowning in Debt - Chris Gilchrist, Author at Money Marketing
In the decade since the financial crisis, radical critics have focused on the role of credit creation and its consequences. Why does this matter? Do we need to change the monetary system to save the planet?
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Williams Automobiles Ltd is a retail car dealership that was established in 1911. Current owner Richard Williams will explain why the business moved from central Bristol to rural south Gloucester-shire; how it weathered two world wars, a great depression, the internet and three generational changes, to remain a family business, specialising in selling customised Morgan, Lotus and Caterham motor cars in today’s saturated vehicle market.
12 February 2019 The Future of the European Project, Professor Jeremy Clegg, Leeds University Business School
The vision of greater European Integration and the establishment of the European Union is one of the most significant economic and political projects of our time. At a time when we increasingly face global issues, what is the future of the European project in the face of political fragmentation.
Professor Jeremy Clegg, University of Leeds Business School
Andreas Wasmuht, BRLSI Business & Economics Convenor
Much of modern economic theory and multi-national business practices in a globalised world are based on the mistaken view that organisations are well-oiled machine, the mission of which is to optimise profit. This lecture explores the organisation as an organism within a dynamic environment which reflects actual, rather than theorised behaviour.
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We don’t have to put up with a broken housing market: the experience of other countries such as Germany shows us it is possible to have a healthy one. Fixing the UK housing market requires a holistic approach but promises more affordable homes, more sustainable and equitable growth and lower risks to financial stability.
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09 October 2018 Dr Ajit Mishra, University of Bath
Corruption, commonly defined as abuse of public office for private gain, takes many forms and occurs in many different spheres of economic and social life. While it is common to focus on big scams and corruption surrounding mega deals, what drives corruption and sustains it in many countries is ‘petty corruption’ facing ordinary citizens. While it is well known that ‘power corrupts’, we show using results from behavioural experiments that corruption also corrupts!