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    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar


    Breaking the tradeoffs:

    Inequality remediation vs. growth 

    Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 3:00- 4:30 pm CET/9AM EDT

    In 2015, the United Nations established seventeen Sustainable Development Goals as the outcome of three years of deliberations on the urgent environmental, political, and social challenges that must be addressed by 2030 to sustain human systems on the planet.    The goals include a broad range of sub-topics and intermediate objectives that were widely vetted and considered by stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.   Through this process, the goals themselves include a number of objectives that exist in tension.  For example, the goals promote climate action simultaneously with universal access to affordable energy; and they prioritize responsible consumption and promotion while resisting price increases that might amplify economic inequality and intensify poverty.

    In this session, we will focus on the tension between the remediation of inequality and the promotion of economic growth.   Some of the themes that may arise include (i) the implementation of innovative policies that promote job creation particularly for the under- and unemployed, (ii) the creation of green jobs in emerging sectors, (iii) the challenges, threats, and opportunities that arise for low-income workers in the face of digital advances that amplify job requirements, (iv) the proliferation of contract work and insecure employment, (v) lack of affordable housing and childcare, and (vi) structural racism, gender-based discrimination, and other forms of exclusion from opportunity.    

    The panel for this session will be moderated by Professor Anita M. McGahan of the University of Toronto, and will include experts with broad perspectives on the challenges of fulfilling the SDGs on reduced inequality with growth in jobs and other economic outcomes.    Our panelists are Patrick Belser (International Labour Organization), Prof. Olga Hawn (University of North Carolina), and Prof. Sergio Lazzarini (INSPER Institute of Education and Research).


       Patrick Belser         Olga Hawn         Sergio Lazzarini         Anita McGahan

    Patrick Belser is a Senior Economist, Wage Specialist, at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. He is the coordinator of the ILO team that provides technical support to ILO Member states on wage policies and is the main author the ILO Global Wage Report, a flagship report of the ILO published every 2 years. He is also the main author of the very recent ILO report on “Inequalities in the World of Work” published at the occasion of the 2021 International Labour Conference. He holds a D.Phil. in economics from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex (U.K.) and has published extensively on issues related to wages and inequalities. He also edited a book on forced labour and human trafficking.

    Olga Hawn is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Sustainability Distinguished Fellow at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She earned her PhD from Duke University, Master’s in management research from University of Oxford, Master’s in international business and BA in economics from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability strategy, and international business. Her current work examines business responses to ESG issues, including racial inequality, the metoo movement, and LGBTQ issues.

    Sergio G. Lazzarini (PhD, 2002, Washington University in St. Louis) is the Chafi Haddad Professor of Management at Insper Institute of Education and Research. He is currently visiting the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Sergio does research on how public and private actors interact and organize their activities to improve economic and social performance. He is founder and director of Insper Metricis, a center for the study of impact measurement and investing.

    Anita M. McGahan is University Professor and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society at the University of Toronto.  Her primary appointments are at the Rotman School of Management and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.  

    Webinar is open to ALL. Non-members can register as "Guest".

    Post registration. You will receive a zoom link 24hrs prior to the webinar. 

        Hope you will be able to join us!

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 29 Oct 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions

    ODC annual conference 2021

    Varieties of Organizations: Understanding Metaorganizations, Hybrid Forms, Modularity and Organizational Ecosystems

    October 28th-29th 2021

    October 28th, 2021: Day 1

    9am - 12pm US Central Time
    4pm - 7pm Germany/ Central European Time 

    Metaorganizations (9:00 am -10:30 am US CT)

    Introduction: Tobias Kretschmer (LMU) and Gurneeta Vasudeva (U. of Minnesota)

    Opening Keynote: Ranjay Gulati (Harvard Business School)

    Research Showcase: Richard Makadok (Purdue U.) and Aija Leiponen (Cornell U.)

    Future Research Prespective: Melissa Schilling (New York U.)

    Hybrids (10:30 am - 12 pm US CT)

    Opening Keynote: Jasjit Singh (INSEAD)

    Research Showcase: Anne-Claire Pache (ESSEC)

    Future Research Perspective: Metin Sengul (Boston College)

    Industry Outlook: Jeanett Bergan (Aker Horizon)

    Conclusion: Tobias and Gurneeta

    October 29th, 2021: Day 2

    9am - 12pm US Central Time
    4pm - 7pm Germany / Central European Time 

    Modularity (9:00 am - 10:30am US CT)

    Introduction: Tobias Kretschmer (LMU) and Gurneeta Vasudeva (U. of Minnesota)

    Opening Keynote: Carliss Baldwin (Harvard Business School) 

    Research Showcase: Rahul Kapoor (U. of Pennsylvania

    Future Research Prespective: Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford U.)

    Ecosystems (10:30 am - 12 pm US CT)

    Opening Keynote: Ron Adner (Dartmouth U.)

    Research Showcase: Wesley Koo (INSEAD)

    Future Research Perspective: Riitta Katila (Stanford U.)

    Industry Outlook: Ulrich Pidun (Boston Consulting Group)

    Conclusion: Tobias and Gurneeta

Past events

07 Oct 2021 Organizing for better Healthcare: Organizational Design and Resilience in the Context of Change
23 Sep 2021 Organizing for Good: Innovation within the UN Organizations
16 Sep 2021 Organizing for Good: Using Deep-Tech to Solve Grand Challenges
09 Sep 2021 Organizing for Good: ‘Establishing Partnerships for Global Societal Impact’
26 Aug 2021 Organizing for Good: ‘Designing Sustainable Communities’
05 Aug 2021 Virtual Organization Design Community Extraordinary General Meeting for Members 2021
29 Jul 2021 "Organization Design challenges in the Tech Sector: What’s coming up for the next decade”
10 Jun 2021 Networked, Scaled, and Agile – Can your company really be all three?
08 Jun 2021 Virtual Organization Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2021
06 May 2021 How self-organization works: Lessons from Bali
29 Apr 2021 ODC@10: Managing Organizational Change for Good II
22 Apr 2021 Webinar: Research In Progress II
08 Apr 2021 ODC@10: Managing Organizational Change for Good
25 Mar 2021 Webinar: Research In Progress
04 Mar 2021 Redesigning Organizations Systems of Organizing, Managing and Leading: The Indispensable Role of Honest Conversations
25 Feb 2021 Agent-based Models for Organization Design
11 Feb 2021 Organization Design Challenges in Indian Context
28 Jan 2021 "Designing Future Healthcare Systems"
14 Jan 2021 Experimental Methods for Organization Design Researchers
17 Dec 2020 Using AI to Build Theory
10 Dec 2020 Machine Learning: A Hands on Introduction
03 Dec 2020 "Organization Design and Power"
19 Nov 2020 Going way beyond “strategic design” – Implementing Organization Designs
12 Nov 2020 The Art of Scoping out an Organization Design Project
05 Nov 2020 Baldwin and Clark’s Design Rules I: Twenty years after
28 Oct 2020 Webinar on "Beneath the Surface of Less-Hierarchical Organizing"
22 Oct 2020 Studying Organizational Design using Qualitative Methods
15 Oct 2020 Webinar on "Mapping Complexity in Organizations"
30 Sep 2020 Webinar on “Unleashing the Power of Organizational Design for Cultural Transformation”
30 Jul 2020 Organization Design Community Annual Conference 2020
30 Jun 2020 Virtual Organization Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2020
11 Jun 2020 Webinar on “The Strategic Role of Middle Managers in Organizational Design”
29 Apr 2020 Webinar on “ Chaos Containment by Design: Survival for Chaotic Times”
26 Feb 2020 Webinar on “ Organizational Design & Development in the Age of Algorithms”
15 Jan 2020 Webinar on "The Four Big Reasons Organizational Design Project Fail"
21 Nov 2019 Webinar on "The Divergent Effects of Digitalization on Organizational Design"
16 Oct 2019 Webinar on "Designing for Agility"
09 Sep 2019 Webinar on "Global Organization Design"
11 Aug 2019 Organization Design Community Annual Conference 2019
11 Aug 2019 Organization Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2019
27 Jun 2019 Webinar on "How to Mobilize and Align Leaders Using Collaborative Design"
12 Aug 2018 ODC Annual Conference 2018
12 Aug 2018 Organizational Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members 2018
29 May 2018 Journal of Organization Design (JOD) conference
06 Aug 2017 ODC Annual Conference 2017
06 Aug 2017 Organizational Design Community Annual General Meeting for Members
07 Aug 2016 ODC Annual Conference 2016
07 Aug 2016 ODC Annual Meeting
10 Dec 2015 Conference Board - 11th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics Conference
09 Aug 2015 ODC Annual Conference 2015
09 Aug 2015 ODC Annual Meeting 2015
03 Aug 2014 ODC Annual Meeting & Conference 2014
24 Mar 2014 Webinar on Activating the Global Operating Model for Growth
09 Dec 2013 Webinar on Designing Organizations for User Innovation
08 Aug 2013 ODC Annual Meeting & Conference 2013
01 Mar 2013 Webinar on Making Organization Design Knowledge Actionable
03 Aug 2012 The Inaugural ODC Conference 2012

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