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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Annual Grigor McClelland lecture: Is business to blame for capitalism?

How current business practices are encouraging short-termism, ignoring nature and harming customers.

Event Time
10 Jun 17:30 - 10 Jun 19:00
Event Location
Online
Event Type

In this annual Grigor McClelland lecture we will explore how current business practices are encouraging short-termism, ignoring nature and harming customers.

diane coyle

The lecture will be given by Professor Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge. Diane was a Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester from 2014 – 18. She played a pivotal role in bringing the Productivity Institute to AMBS and now sits on its leadership team.

This lecture series was introduced in our 50th Anniversary year in 2015 in honour of the School’s founding Director, Professor Grigor McClelland. During his twelve years as Director and Professor of Business Administration at Manchester Business School, Grigor shaped management and education for the next generation. He was a strong advocate of the principle that business cannot be divorced from society and that managers should be ethical and socially responsible.

Our previous guest speakers for this lecture series, include Co-op Group’s CEO Steve Murrells; Sir George Bain, former Chair of the Low Pay Commission which introduced the Minimum Wage in 1998; Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth; Torsten Bell, Director of the Resolution Foundation, Anna Dixon, Chief Executive of Ageing Better and Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. All have based the core themes of their lectures on this principle.

Facilitating the event, Bruce Tether, Professor of Innovation Management, Alliance MBS.