Organizational Profitability, Industry 4.0, and Meeting the UN Sustainable Goals
Organizer: Hamid H. Kazeroony (Ph.D.), Walden University
Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (CET – Central European Time); 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Montreal Time).
Reshaping capitalism to remain sustainable requires reorganization to adapt to the UN sustainability goals by adjusting to Society 5.0 and industry 4.0. To remain sustainable, capitalism must account for the blurring of lines between physical, digital and biological spheres, continual disruptive innovations, while reimagining its operation within society 5.0. This Lab will address (1) how society 5.0 challenges capitalism while offering new perspectives for its sustainability, (2) how industry 4.0. disruptive innovations afford capitalism’s new ways of operating sustainably, and (3) how it should organize itself to remain profitable. The LAB provides a bridge for a constructive dialogue between academics and practitioners for putting the theories into practice.
Hamid H. Kazeroony is a human resource professional, certified SPHR, and SHRM-SCP. He earned his BA and MA in political science from California State University Pomona and Fullerton. He earned his MBA in International Management and his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He is a Senior Contributing Faculty at Walden University, Ph.D. Program, USA, Appointed Extraordinary Professor at NW University, S. Africa, Chair of Gender and Diversity in Organization, EURAM. His research reflects his interest in how production and diversity methods impact organizational leaders, institutions, values, and ethics, as manifested in his recent editorial contributions to a wide range of academic books and journals. He is a reviewer at the Africa Journal of Management, EURAM, and AOM conferences.
Meiko Murayama earned her Ph.D. from the University of Surrey, UK, on urban regeneration and tourism in England. She teaches business at the University of Reading, UK, and regularly conducts research and teaching at Akita International University, Japan, as a visiting researcher. She has published a on wide range of topics, including blended learning and gamification in business education using ICT, revitalization through tourism development in rural and urban areas, and recently on cruise tourism in Japan. She has taught various subjects, including marketing, business principles, tourism management, ethical tourism planning in Japan and the UK as an associate professor and senior lecturer. She emphasizes ethics and sustainability in all her teaching.
Aneta Aleksander PhD, assistant professor at the Silesian University of Technology, Poland, Faculty of Organization and Management, V-ce Editor-in-Chief of Organization and Management Scientific Quarterly. Her scientific area is international management and marketing, organizational identity, innovations management, internationalization of SMEs, leadership, and Industry 4.0. She is a member of the Academy of Management and a business expert in the Enterprise Europe Network – one of the largest networks funded by European Commission to facilitate internationalization processes of SMEs. The author of a number of publications in the above-mentioned fields as well as the author of audits and numerous consultancy services and innovation audits for companies