Sunday, 29 May 2016

UN Says Grow Zones Sustainably - July 8 talk at Cumbria Uni


On July 8th 2016 in Lancaster, Professor Jem Bendell will present the findings of his research for the United Nations on the future of "special economic zones". Such zones have been a cornerstone of the UK Government's economic strategy since 2012, and Cumbria launched its first zone in 2016 at Kingmoor Park outside Carlisle.  
  • What can be learned from the experience of thousands of zones worldwide? 
  • What are the latest approaches to the strategic management of zones?
  • How do we avoid the multiple failures of past zones to enable sustainable economic development?
You can download the report here (pdf). Professor Bendell wrote an article for the World Economic Forum which summarises the arguments in the UN report 

You are welcome to attend the presentation for free at the Lancaster Campus of the University of Cumbria, at 1030am on 8th July in room AXB003 (Alexandra Building). Registration is in the Gallery of the Alexandra Building from 9.00am. Please register in advance here

The talk is part of the a day of research presentations. Further information on the morning session follows below.

8th July, University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road.

9.00  Registration, refreshments and Market Place / AXB Gallery

09.30 Welcome / Hugh Pollard Lecture Theatre

09.45 Keynote & discussion:  John Porter /  Hugh Pollard Lecture Theatre

10.30 Room AXB003

Enterprise Zones and Sustainable Development / Jem Bendell, IFLAS

The impact of telemedicine services on the workforce: implications for teaching health professionals / Alison Marshall, CaCHeT

Real World Research: Developing school teaching as research-informed practice / Pete Boyd, Research Office & Graduate School, Institute of Education

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Innovation Leadership: Public Talk in Kuala Lumpur

Innovation Leadership
June 3rd, 4pm to 6pm
ELM Business School, HELP University, Kuala Lumpur
The need for change is what distinguishes leadership from management.
The need for sustainability distinguishes good leaders from bad.
How can good leaders create rapid and significant change for sustainability?

Professor Jem Bendell, of the University of Cumbria and the impact investors Trimantium Capital, will share insights from fields of innovation and enterprise, to show how major changes have occurred in the past and can occur today. Drawing on examples from fashion, finance, the sharing economy and education, Bendell will explain his theory of elegant disruption, which extends management theories on disruptive innovation to include aspirations and values.

Professor Jem Bendell is in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, as a Young Global Leader, and will reflect on discussions from that summit.

For information on ELM see here, and to request to attend the talk email David Thye:

Professor Bendell is the founder of the Postgrad Certificate in Sustainable Leadership.