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Webinar: Venture Meets Mission

  • 1.  Webinar: Venture Meets Mission

    Posted 21 days ago

    Speaker: Prof Gerard George (Georgetown)

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    Time: Wednesday, 7th of February 8 am (New York) / 1 pm (London) / 9 pm (Kuala Lumpur). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes, including Q&A. 

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    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder prior to the event.

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    Efforts to tackle societal challenges can succeed if we harness the power of enterprise (venture) with the scale and purpose of government (mission). There is an emerging discussion in the management literature on how best to conceive and structure these public-private partnerships in innovative and agile ways. In this session, we explore the power of partnerships (SDG 17) and various models of public-private collaborative arrangements that can become useful tools to address problems that face local communities, national development agendas, and global grand challenges.

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    Suggested readings:

    Gupta, A., George, G., & Fewer, T.J., 2024. Venture meets Mission: Aligning People, Purpose and Profit to Innovate and Transform Society. Stanford University Press: Palo Alto, CA.

    Nambisan, S., George, G. 2024. Digital approaches to societal grand challenges: Toward a broader research agenda on managing global-local design tensions. Information Systems Research, in press.

    George, G., Fewer, TJ., Lazzarini, S., McGahan, A., Puranam, P. 2024. Partnering for grand challenges: A review of organizational design considerations in public-private collaborations. Journal of Management. 50(1): 10-40

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    About the speaker:

    Gerry George is the Group Managing Director at International Medical University (Malaysia) and the Tamsen and Michael Brown Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. His research focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on growth, organization design, governance, social inclusion, and sustainability. His latest book is Venture Meets Mission: Aligning People, Purpose, and Profit to Innovate and Transform Society. He is a Founding Member and Fellow of RRBM.

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    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov: i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk



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