BSI/GCSE Joint Research Seminar: Digital transformation through realising good dividends

BSI/GCSE Joint Research Seminar: Digital transformation through realising good dividends
BSI/GCSE Joint Research Seminar: Digital transformation through realising good dividends

Principal speaker

Professor Steve Kempster

The Industry 4:0 revolution will substantially change business and society. The opportunity provided by this revolution is not just simply a matter of improving either productivity or profitability; rather it can enable a substantial transformation of business in society. In this highly interactive seminar, Steve Kempster will outline the concept of "Good Dividends', a theory of business that re-examines what we mean by 'value' (Kempster, Maak and Parry, 2019). The Good Dividends approach provides a regenerative system in which increasing business value and social impact become strategic imperatives that are articulated and implemented in an integrated whole. Rather than highlighting issues of sustainability to limit harm (and growth) and try to persuade business to do some good, the regenerative system of Good Dividends seeks to redefine growth by integrating communities, societies and environments as sources of capital from which a dividend can be yielded as part of value generation. Through a case study of the 'Made Smarter' program which is currently being rolled out as part of the UK Government's Industrial Strategy, Steve will show how digital transformations are being made by manufacturing SMEs by drawing upon the good dividends system. The Industry 4:0 revolution needs to be framed to serve society and to address the grand challenges that face us. This case study shows how business schools can make tangible contributions to this task.

Steve Kempster is Professor of Leadership Learning and Development at Lancaster University Management School, UK. He has authored the books, LEADing Small Business (Edward Elgar) and How Managers Have Learnt to Lead (Palgrave Macmillan); and has co-edited (with Brigid Carrol) Responsible Leadership: Realism and Romanticism (Routledge), Field Guide to Leadership Development (Edward Elgar) and he has published widely in The Leadership Quarterly , Management Learning , Leadership , and other top-ranking journals. Steve's first career was as a chartered surveyor, during which time he ran his own practice. In his second career, his research and engagement interests span leadership learning and responsible leadership. In constantly addressing the question "Leadership for what?', Steve examines the contexts, purposes, actions and outcomes of those who lead.
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