Business Complexity & the Global Leader Conference
Suffolk University, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, BostonPresented by:
The Institute for Executive Education
|Juan Perez Mercader||Phil Budden||Cesar Hidalgo||Geoffrey West||Marv Adams|
|Harvard||British Consulate||MIT||Santa Fe Institute||TIAA-CREF|
The first International Conference on Business Complexity and the Global Leader, in Boston at Suffolk University was born out of the need to create a forum to bring leading complexity science scholars and practitioners together to address the corporation as a complex adaptive system in what Steven Hawking has termed the "century of complexity". According to a recent IBM survey of 1500 global leaders, complexity was cited as the most significant issue facing leaders today. There is no doubt that understanding the organization and the economy as a complex adaptive system is one of the most important competencies for effective leaders today.
Business systems are not just complex. Complex business and economic and social networks emerge and adapt within an ecosystem and relative to other agents and networks. We are at a turning point in history when our manmade systems have reached such a large scale and level of interconnectedness that they have acquired characteristics of complex adaptive systems, similar to those found in the natural world, including self organization, systemic behavior, and ill-defined boundaries. Today's business leaders must acquire the necessary competencies to harness this complexity.
Greta Meszoely, Ph.D., Conference Chair
Jeffrey Lipshaw, J.D.
Juan Perez Mercader, Ph.D.
Carol Ann Zulauf Sharicz, Ph.D.
Conference ManagerJulie Schniewind
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"scaling laws reflecting underlying social network structures point to general principles of organization common to all cities and companies...This has dramatic implications for growth, development and sustainability..." Geoffrey West, The Santa Fe Institute.