The University of St. Gallen hosts the 9th DocNet Management Symposium (DMS) on "Balanced Growth: Finding Strategies for Sustainable Development"* on November 18th, 2011.
This year's topic "Balanced Growth: Finding Strategies for Sustainable Development" addresses a crucial issue in the current public discourse. Developing countries like China are catching up fast with industrialized western nations. Is their growth balanced with respect to speed and volume? If not, what are the consequences of an excessive or even insufficient growth? Which role do companies play within that growth processes, how can they find strategies to establish a balanced and sustainable growth? What are factors guiding the choice of growth strategies? Which challenges lay ahead by following particular strategies? Furthermore, a firm's growth is based on the usage of diverse resources. These can be financial, material, and human resources. Here, the challenges for firms are the management of resources to achieve long lasting success. These questions are of a striking relevance to all of us.
This year's DocNet Management Symposium aims at facilitating an exclusive debate between academia and practice. Distinguished researchers and practitioners from different disciplines will actively discuss how to bridge the gap between theory and practice, strategies and their consequences on countries, companies, and society. The symposium offers an opportunity for the audience to challenge our speakers within a vivid discussion.
We are particularly honored to welcome Prof. Dr. Carl Christian von Weizsäcker (Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for research on collective goods, University of Cologne, Emeritus), Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde (University of St. Gallen, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research), Prof. Dr. Manfred Perlitz (University of Mannheim, Emeritus), who consulted the cabinet of Germany (Kohl – Gorbatschow negotiations); Dr. Axel Weiler (Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Corporate Development/M&A) speaking about strategizing at Haniel; Eissa Khoury (oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology), Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen (University of St. Gallen, Director), authoring the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller (Prof. and Director at the Institute for Accounting, Controlling and Auditing), and many more…
Please find information on registration details here.
Board DocNet & Organization Team DocNet Management Symposium 2011