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11:00am - 12:00 noon EST
Drawing on 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.
In 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.”
Professor 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
Professor 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.
Professor 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.