Professor Christakis, Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Dr Amanda Goodall, Professor Andrew Oswald will be discussing this topic further on Tuesday 21st October, 2014 at the LSE for the event Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences? Follow the debate on Twitter at #LSEsocialsciences.
(born May 7, 1962) is an American sociologist and physician known for his research on social networks and on the socioeconomic and biosocial determinants of behavior, health, and longevity. He is the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. He directs the Human Nature Lab, and he is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science....
In 2009, he was named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2009 and again in 2010, Christakis was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers..
What do unconditional cash transfers, brain science, big data, and collective impact have in common? They were all subjects covered in the top SSIR articles published this year. New approaches to philanthropy proved a particularly hot topic. Here’s a look at what piqued the most interest—and, in the spirit of the holidays, they’re all open to nonsubscribers!
1. "The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation" In this top feature story, Monitor Institute’s Gabriel Kasper and Justin Marcoux look at how some funders are reintroducing risk-taking and “injecting innovation” into their grantmaking practices.
4. "Rethinking Poverty" This article, based on new brain science research, looks at how the stresses of poverty can impact people’s ability to think critically and find ways to escape their condition. Written by Elisabeth Babcock. (Find more articles on poverty here.)
Students in the Signature Track who complete the course at a high level will be eligible to apply for a full scholarship to the Penn Social Impact House — a mountain retreat in the U.S. where 20 of the best emerging social entrepreneurs from around the world gather in a live-work environment for two weeks under the guidance of leading experts and practitioners to work on the development of their ideas.
March 15, 2013. Ioannis Ioannou (@iioannoulbs), Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School and Heather Hancock, Managing Partner, Innovation Talent and Brand at Deloitte discuss corporate social innovation and how large organisations can use their skills, expertise and synergies to help solve major environmental and social challenges.
In recent years, business schools have been both advocates and developers of social innovations, often enlisting support from schools of design or engineering in exploring promising new products that are intended to address both economic and social demands. Barely a month goes by without some “pro-poor” or “base of the pyramid” or “inclusive” innovation hitting the news. A multitude of different solar-powered indoor lights and charcoal-saving cooking stoves have been invented in recent years.
But few of these innovations have been scaled up to benefit large numbers of people. Part of the problem may be that those engaged in social innovation activities at business schools operate apart from the mainstream curriculum....
Guy Pfeffermann is chief executive of the Global Business School Network, www.gbsnonline.org (Wikipedia), and was previously chief economist for the International Finance Corporation. Jonathan Doh is the Herbert Rammrath chair in international business and director, Center for Global Leadership at the Villanova School of Business.