Please join the International Humanistic Management Association and Sandra Waddock, Boston College, for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Gerald (Jerry) Davis, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm (EDT)
Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received
The Intellectual Shaman series as hosted by IHMA as a Faculty Development format. It is co-sponsored by the Galligan Chair for Business Strategy at Boston College
Topic for this Conversation: Making the World Better though Our Teaching and Research
Please join Jerry Davis (Associate Dean for Business Impact, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan), for a conversation about how to be a successful—and truly impactful—scholar in today’s numbers-driven context. Prof. Davis is former editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, and author of numerous influential articles and books, including Managed by the Markets (Oxford, 2009) and Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs (with Chris White, Harvard Business Review Press, 2015). His research emphasizes corporate governance, finance and society, and new forms of organization. He has pioneered numerous lines of thinking, including his work on whether shareholder capitalism is still a viable model for economic development, how income inequality relates to corporate size and structure, and why theories about organizations do or do not progress.
The conversation, moderated by Sandra Waddock (Galligan Chair of Strategy and Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, Boston College Carroll School of Management), and author of Intellectual Shamans (Cambridge, 2014), will explore how Prof. Davis sees his work helping the world. We will discuss how he makes sense of today’s scholarly world, his own work, and emphasize the three key tasks of the intellectual shaman, healing, connecting, and sensemaking in the service of a better world.
Jerry Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and taught at Northwestern and Columbia before moving to the University of Michigan, where he is Associate Dean for Business+Impact, the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, and Professor of Sociology. He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance. Books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2005); Organizations and Organizing (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007); Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009); Changing your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015); and The Vanishing American Corporation (Berrett Koehler, 2016).
Davis’s research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society, changes in the corporate economy, and new forms of organization. Recent writings examine how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations; whether “shareholder capitalism” is still a viable model for economic development; how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure; why theories about organizations do (or do not) progress; how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations; why stock markets spread to some countries and not others; and whether there exist viable organizational alternatives to shareholder-owned corporations in the United States.
You can find out more at https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/jerrydavis/home
Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Winner of numerous awards, Sandra has published about 140 papers and multiple books, including Healing the World (Routledge/Greenleaf, 2017) and Intellectual Shamans (Cambridge, 2014). Current research interests include large system change, corporate responsibility, intellectual shamanism, and management education.