Wall Street and Main Street: Dilemmas for management strategy

2/03/17, 18:00 - 19:15

British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Speaker:
Professor Rosemary Batt, Cornell University


Chaired by: Professor Colin Mayer CBE FBA, University of Oxford


Financial factors have increasingly influenced business strategy, and in turn, the organization of work and human resource management. By sharpening a focus on short-term shareholder returns, they encourage the outsourcing of work, substitution of technology for labour, and minimization of long-term employment relations.  This approach undermines organizational capabilities and investments in human capital designed to produce innovation, sustainable advantage, and employment stability.  This event explores a range of alternatives designed to rebuild patient capital and create a longer term strategy for organizational innovation and competitiveness – one that can balance the needs of many stakeholders while building sustainable economies.


About the speaker:
Rosemary Batt is the Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work at the ILR School, Cornell University. She received her BA from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from MIT. Her current research focuses on financialization and globalization and their impact on firm behavior, HR management, and employment relations.


FREE.  Registration not required.
Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis


If you have any questions about this event please call the Events Team on 020 7969 5200 or email events@britac.ac.uk


 


Image credit: joreks


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