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Making business a force for good in Newcastle

Business leaders from across the globe will be in Newcastle next week to learn how companies can thrive in turbulent times.

From 6 – 8 September we’re hosting the British Academy Management (BAM) conference; one of the largest and most prestigious international events for business and management scholars.

This year the focus is on the significant challenges facing business today - from faltering economic growth and pensions funds to social inequality and climate change.

“The issues affecting companies today do not have a simple solution because they are influenced by many dynamic, complex and interconnected social, political, economic and technological factors,” explains Professor Savvas Papagiannidis, David Goldman Professor of Innovation & Enterprise at Newcastle University and conference co-chair. “Businesses need to know how best to cope with and respond to these large, unresolved societal problems and still thrive the turbulent times we live in.” 

Seventeen of our academics are presenting at the conference, covering a diverse amount of topics, including disengagement from pension funds, the relationship between banks and industry, and how to tackle innovation in complex projects. 

We are a key part of the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR), one of three institutes established to address Newcastle’s chosen societal challenges – ageing, sustainability and social renewal. NISR seeks to bring together research with a social purpose to make a difference by asking how individuals and communities can thrive in times of rapid transformational change. 

BAM2016 will harness the knowledge and expertise of the broad academic community in debating these issues, aspiring to make a difference to organisations and stakeholders across the UK and beyond. 

Find out more about BAM2016 or register to attend.

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published on: 1 September 2016