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Responsible Business Seminar Series: What can we learn from the Quakers?

Northumbria University

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Newcastle Business School Responsible Business Research Group presents

Research & Practice Seminar Series 2017

Responsible Business - what can we learn from the Quakers?

Tuesday 17 October, 5pm - 7pm (refreshments from 4.30pm)

Speakers:

Dr Nicholas Burton, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility

Dr Alex Hope, Associate Professor in Business Ethics

Quakers have a long tradition in the world of commerce and business, from their involvement in the chocolate industry, but also banking and finance, life assurance, biscuits, shoes, pharmacy, soap, chemicals, railways, canals, agricultural equipment, and industrial manufacturing. Within a few decades of the emergence of the shareholder economy in the mid-1850s, however, many Quaker businesses have been confined to history. What went wrong? What lessons can we draw from the Quakers in designing businesses today? We explore how different models of business such as cooperatives and commonwealth businesses may help Friends, and the business community at large, practice a responsible and ethical approach in the world of commerce.

View the event flyer with further details here.

This event is free to attend. Register your attendance here.

 

 

 

 

Event Details

Northumbria University
Corporate Hub & Room 402
Business & Law Building, City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST


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