VLS Discussion with HBS Professors Joe Bower, Dutch Leonard and Lynn Paine
Capitalism at Risk
Thursday, February 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST
HBSCC Club Members only
Professors Joe Bower, Dutch Leonard, and Lynn Paine
their book, Capitalism at Risk: Rethinking the Role of Business,
Professors Bower, Leonard, and Paine will discuss their perspective and
findings about the state of capitalism worldwide.
Capitalism at Risk, the authors ask: How can the future of capitalism be
secured? And who should spearhead the effort? Many observers point to
government, but Bowers et. al. argue otherwise. “While they agree that
governments must play a role, they maintain that businesses should lead the
way. Indeed, for enterprising companies, the current threats to market
capitalism present vital opportunities. Drawing on discussions with business
leaders around the world, the authors argue that companies must stop seeing
themselves as bystanders and instead develop innovative business strategies
that address the disruptors, produce profitable growth, and strengthen
institutions at the community, national, and international levels.”
Bower is the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration and has been
a leader in general management at HBS for 45 years. He is a graduate of
Harvard College and received his MBA and DBA at Harvard Business School.
Leonard is Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration at
HBS and George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Sector Management at the John
F. Kennedy School of Government.
Paine is the John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration and a Senior
Associate Dean. She received a BA from Smith College, J.D. from Harvard
Law School, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University.
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