IHMA Necessary Conversation: Paul Adler on The 99 Percent Economy


Please join the International Humanistic Management Association for a conversation with Paul Adler (University of Southern California) about his recent book, The 99 Percent Economy: How Democratic Socialism Can Overcome the Crises of Capitalism.

Date: Friday, December 6 
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm (EST)
Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received


This Necessary Conversation is sponsored by the Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in the Manning School of Business at UMass-Lowell.

Topic for this Conversation:  The 99 Percent Economoy

Based on ideas from his recent book, Paul will discuss six crises — economic turmoil, workplace disempowerment, government unresponsiveness, environmental degradation, social disintegration, and international conflict — and how the root cause of each lies in the capitalist nature of our economic system. The conversation will address mechanisms for reorienting production and investment to meet the needs of people and planet in terms of socialized ownership of productive resources and democratic controls over the management of enterprise and the national economy. 


About Paul Adler:

Paul Adler is currently Harold Quinton Chair of Business Policy, and Professor of Management and Organization, Sociology, and Environmental Studies, at the University of Southern California. He has published widely in academic journals, edited several books, including The Firm as a Collaborative Community (2006), The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations (2009)The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents (2014), and co-authored Healing Together:  The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente(2009). His most recent book is The 99 Percent Economy: How Democratic Socialism can overcome the Crises of Capitalism (2019). 



This event is an Initiative of the United Nations PRME Working Group on Humanistic Management.