London Business School takes on Davos

London Business School faculty will be exploring the ‘new reality’ for business at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


At an IdeasLab session introduced by Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, four faculty members from the School will look at the ‘new reality’: interconnectedness in a changing landscape.  Challenging prevailing theories, unquestioned assumptions and established ways of working, the academics will be exploring and debating four areas:

Formations: changing structures
Bridges:  technology in everyday life, bringing information and services  to consumers
Rivers: how – and to where - money will flow in the new reality and how innovation will be financed in the future
People: demographic and leadership challenges in 21st century; how to co-ordinate and lead people in an interconnected world.

Michael Hay, Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, said: “The world is not a modified version of the reality to which we have become accustomed. The New Reality is profoundly different and it is these differences, together with the challenges that arise, which we want to explore and debate”. 

Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science & Operations, Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing, Michael Hay, Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management and Entrepreneurship will tackle the global implications of this new reality both for business and public policy leaders.

Look out for more on London Business School at Davos in the next edition of eBSR.  

The IdeasLab session was held on Thursday 27 January at 9am at the Congress Centre – Flüela, WEF, Davos, Switzerland.