Panel I – Friday 4th December 14.00 – 15.30 CET
EURAM 2020 Opening Ceremony – Professor Thomas Durand
EURAM Keynote – 4 December 2020
Speech: Professor Thomas Durand, EURAM Past President, Le Cnam Paris
Professor Thomas Durand, Past President, Le Cnam Paris
Professor Andrew Burke (Chair), Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin & Doctor Eythor Ivar Jonsson, Vice President Conferences, Akademias & Copenhagen Business School
How are business schools going to address the new world of business: climate change, digitisation, inequality, new working, student expectations
Professor Andrew Burke (Chair), Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.
Professor Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University
Professor Zoe Radnor, Vice President (Strategy and Planning) at City, University of London
Professor Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC Business School
Professor Andrew Burke (Chair)
Dean of Trinity Business School and Chair of Business Studies
Professor Andrew Burke is Dean of Trinity Business School and the Chair of Business Studies. He became a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin in 2016 and joined the Board of the University in 2018. He is the University’s Board member of the Audit Committee and is also a Board member of the University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub. He is Chairperson of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (www.crse.co.uk) – the London-based IPSE international think tank on freelancing. Previously he held the Bettany Chair of Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management where he was founder and Director of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship. He was also a Board Member of Cranfield Ventures Limited – Cranfield University’s tech transfer unit – and Director of the Cranfield Business Growth Programme (BGP). He also served as Director of Graduate Programmes and a member of the Executive at Cranfield School of Management. He was a Visiting Professor at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, USA in 2002 and 2012. He was a Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Economics, Germany from 2003-2009. He has also been on the faculty of Warwick Business School, the University of Edinburgh, Balliol College Oxford and the University of St Andrews.
He is widely published in top ranked international journals including the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Regional Studies, International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and Small Business Economics. His work has been presented at the EU Commission, World Trade Organization, HM’s Treasury, UK Houses of Commons and Lords as well as through media such as BBC Breakfast Television and the Working Lunch. Andrew is founding Editor of the International Review of Entrepreneurship, an Editor of Small Business Economics and was a Guest Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Business Innovation and Research and the International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialization. He graduated with a D.Phil (Oxford University), MSc (London School of Economics), MA (NUI) and an honorary MA (Dubl.).
He has acted as a consultant for organisations such as the European Commission, Businesslink UK, the UK’s association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), GESAC (EU), Forbairt (IDA), Hudson Contract, Schlumberger, Selex-Galileo, May Gurney, Bank of Ireland International Banking and the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO).
Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE
Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow
A Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sara’s academic work examines the effects of business ownership on households and the consequences of structural inequalities in resource access on the SME sector. Her work encompasses the agriculture, rural and food sectors; the experiences of women as business owners; and the economic well-being of entrepreneurial households.
She is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland; the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; board member of South of Scotland Enterprise; the Women in Enterprise Action Group; and Non-Executive Director of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. In 2008 she was awarded an OBE for services to women entrepreneurs. She has served on boards including the British Bankers’ Association Diversity and Inclusion Business Council; the Scottish Government Strategic Group on Women and Work; the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Research Committee; the Chartered Association of Business Schools Delivering Value Taskforce; and the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Group.
Prior to her appointment at the University of Glasgow, Sara was Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Associate Principal at the University of Strathclyde.
Professor Kai Peters
Kai Peters is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law as well as international development at Coventry University and a member of the Coventry University Group Leadership Team. The group delivers business education in Coventry, London, Scarborough, Wroclaw, Cairo, and has an extensive online presence. There are approximately 15,000 business students and over 500 faculty members in the business school campuses. In addition to business education responsibilities, Peters has coordination responsibilities with colleagues in Arts and Humanities, Engineering and IT, and Health and Life Sciences.
Previously, he was Dean/Director of Ashridge, the business school specialised in education for working professionals including MBA programmes and extensive executive education, located in Berkhamsted, near London from 2003 to 2015. Following the 2015 strategic alliance of Ashridge with Hult International Business School, Peters was appointed Chief Academic Officer of the combined institution.
Prior to joining Ashridge, Peters was Dean, and previously director of MBA programs, of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands from 1993 to 2003. The RSM was one of Europe’s first business schools to achieve triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Peters has chaired or been a panel member of over 50 accreditation visits, and has mentored candidate schools in Ireland, Finland and India.
In addition to academic activities, he chairs GAIA, an e-Health company in Hamburg, Germany and is on the advisory board of NewsConsole, an artificial intelligence / big data company in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Peters has written or co-written 10+ books and chapters, and 50+ academic and practitioner articles on leadership and management education including Steward Leadership: A Maturational Perspective in 2013 and Rethinking Business Schools in 2018.
He holds degrees from York University, Toronto and University of Quebec in Chicoutimi; (Canada) and Erasmus University (Netherlands).
Professor Zoe Radnor
Vice President (Strategy and Planning) at City, University of London
Professor Zoe Radnor is Vice President (Strategy and Planning) at City, University of London where she leads on not only the University’s Strategy and Planning processes but also the Equality and Diversity agenda. She is also Professor of Service Operations Management at Cass Business School. Zoe’s research interest is in performance and process improvement and service management within public sector organisations. She has led research projects for a number of Government and healthcare organisations, evaluating the use of ‘lean’ and associated techniques and continues to maintain a strong ongoing research profile.
Zoe is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management (FBAM) and the Academy of Social Science (FAcSS). She has published over 100 articles, papers, chapters and reports and has presented widely, nationally and internationally, to academic, governmental and practitioner audiences.
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi
Dean and President of ESSEC Business School since January 2018.
Born in 1970, he was a professor of statistics at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at several universities and research centers throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. He holds a Doctorate in Computational Statistics from the University of Naples Federico II as well as a Master’s in Business and Economics from the same institution. In 2007 he joined ESSEC as a professor of statistics and was elected Dean of Faculty in December 2011. As the Dean of Academic Affairs, and consequently a member of ESSEC’s Executive Committee, he was responsible for the management and development of the faculty. Recognized internationally for his expertise, Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi is the author of approximately 80 scientific articles, and subsequently over 7,000 citations, published in international journals on topics ranging from Big Data to Business Analytics. Between 2012 and 2015, Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi served as President of the International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS).