2015 Marjoribanks Oration
The late Emeritus Professor Marjoribanks served as the Vice-Chancellor from 1987 to 1993 and retired as Dean of the School of Education in 2005. Professor Marjoribanks passed away in 2006 leaving a legacy to promote discourse, dialogue and debates within the educational community and to enhance further an inclusive education context for all to excel.
The 2015 lecture will be presented by Professor Tim Marjoribanks, Kevin’s son.
|Date:||Tuesday 6 October 2015|
|Time:||6.00pm - 7.30pm|
Lecture Theatre G04
The University of Adelaide
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|RSVP Deadline:||By Thursday 30 September|
|Enquiries:||Lea McBride at email@example.com
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Topic: Leading organisations in times of transformation: What role for responsibility, sustainability and business education?
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and in the context of an emerging global network society, there is a critical need for organisational leaders to reimagine what they do. Such a reimagining is required so that organisations can make a meaningful contribution to long term organisational and societal viability and well-being. In the 2015 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial lecture, I explore the relationships between these societal processes and contemporary leadership theory and practice, as a means of examining the responses that leaders are creating in this context of transformation. Using a range of organisational case studies, I argue there is a need for leaders and their organisations to value and prioritise ideas of responsible and sustainable leadership. This requires that leaders focus on critical issues around responsibility and sustainability such as redefining their relationships with stakeholders and the broader society, reengaging with questions of power and accountability, and embedding ethical decision making within their organisations. Through this analysis, I also consider the role of business education, and the capacity it has to contribute to the development of responsible leaders and sustainable organisations.