Uppsala Lectures in Business 2022
- Date: –
- Location: Ekonomikum Lecture hall 1
- Lecturer: Professor Sarah Kaplan
- Organiser: Department of Business Studies
- Contact person: Johanna Norberg
Uppsala Lectures in Business is a series of lectures that has been arranged annually by the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University since 1984. The 2022 Uppsala Lectures in Business speaker is Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Monday 3 October
Workshop: Telling your story: How to frame your research for publication
(The workshop in only available for PhD students and faculty at the department.)
Tuesday 4 October at 14.15–16.00
Lecture 1: Innovation as a social problem: How organizations participate in and respond to technological change
Wednesday 5 October at 10.15–12.00
Lecture 2: Social problems as an innovation challenge: How stakeholder trade-offs can be a source of transformation
About the lecturer
Sarah Kaplan is Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction and The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation. An innovation scholar by training, her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving economic inclusion. Having published widely in scholarly and practitioner journals as well as in the media, she is regularly sought out by policy makers, corporate leaders and think tanks as a speaker, expert witness and advisor.
Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant and innovation specialist for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she completed her doctoral research at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has a BA with honors in Political Science from UCLA and an MA in International Relations and International Economics with distinction from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She has been an editor at Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Annals.