Organization and Management

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This seminar addresses issues related to the structure and management of purposeful human enterprises. The membership is highly interdisciplinary. In addition to university and visiting scholars, distinguished individuals from industry and government participate regularly. The seminar selects themes for deliberation for one or more academic years. Recent themes have been: concept formation in developing theories of management; how should managers be educated, with implications for business administration curricula; managing increasing complexity, scale and change; measurement in management; and currently, managing in times of fundamental transformations. The consistent long-range effort has been toward an operationally verifiable theory of organizing and managing, including managers’ education and training, and the emerging effects of globalization.

Professor Howard Finkelberg

Professor Peter V. Norden

Hamza Naseem

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



10/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Jobs: What will employment in the US look like in a world of increasing globalization, automation and [hopefully] prosperity

12/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Globalization and Reverse Colonization
John G. Napoli,

02/12/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM


04/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM