London Business School's vision is to be the pre-eminent global business school, nurturing talent and advancing knowledge in a multinational, multicultural environment. The Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business provides thought leadership in relation to women in business. The Centre acts as an interface between the world of academia and business and seeks to influence practice and policy through cutting-edge academic research.
In 2008, Judy Wajcman was a Visiting Professor at the Centre. In June 2008, she organised the “Humanising Work” event with Elisabeth Kelan. The groundbreaking seminar attempted to expose business academics and practicioners to current research and knowledge in the social sciences and saw two talks by (Lord) Anthony Giddens and Richard Sennett. Stefan Stern from the Financial Times likened this event to an academic version of the Rumble in the Jungle and referred to it as the "Dialectic in the Park" - a reference to London Business School's Regent's Park campus. He authored several articles on the topic of "What sociologists can teach managers" discussing his impression that sociologists could help you run your company better than management gurus.
The Centre also introduced the Executive in Residence scheme with the intent to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Ellen Miller, Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and responsible for academic relations, currently holds this position.
It published two major reports:
It also published several working papers, such as...
In 2008, the Centre has launched a consortium-backed major research project on generational and gender transformations, led by Elisabeth Kelan, called Gen(d)eration Y: Age diversity is at the top of the agenda for many HR professionals, and responding to generational changes is a crucial issue for attracting and retaining the best talent. Much has been written about Generations X and Y but there is no universally accepted definition of who belongs to which generation. Put simply, Gen Y refers to those under 30 while Gen X includes people over 30. While the generation game is a popular topic in the media, there is a lack of academic research exploring this area. The proposed Gen(d)eration Y attempts to change this gap. The first phase of the project looks at what has been written on Gen Y and young professionals both from an academic and a practitioner perspective and compared this with assumptions about Gen X. The research includes in-depth interviews with young professionals (PT)
IT WAS business as usual last night at the four-star CityWest hotel in south Dublin. But, beneath the air of normality, there was an undercurrent of disquiet.
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