The curse of short term thinking

Jul 18 2012 by Dawna Jones Print This

Dawna talks to Professor Ken Starkey from Nottingham University Business School about why we are still stuck in a short term mindset and what role business schools can play to restore 'humanomics'.

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Financial instability and a seemingly endless litany of ethical breaches from those at the most senior levels of organizations challenge both business and business schools to rethink their roles in society.

Professor Ken Starkey, Head of the Management Division for the Management and Organisational Learning at Nottingham University Business School explores why we are still stuck in a short term mindset and what role business schools and business leaders can play to return to restore 'humanomics'. Will business schools accept responsibility for their part in short term-ism? Will they step up to a role as agents of change?

Ken Starkey's current research, teaching and consulting interests include: leadership, management education, sustainable strategic management, and organization and the art of design.

He has published articles in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Studies, Human Relations and Journal of Management Studies.

His most recent book is The Business School and the Bottom Line (Cambridge University Press, with Nick Tiratsoo) and a contribution to the Harvard Business School Handbook of Leadership Teaching edited by Scott Snook, Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana (Sage Publications).

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