Friday, September 25
1 PM to 2 PM Eastern Time
Guests: Benyamin Lichtenstein and Pierpaolo Andriani
Emergence is what happens when interconnected elements of a system self organize to create new order, structures or systems. Benyamin Lichtenstein’s most recent book is Generative Emergence: A New Discipline of Organizational, Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation. As he explains on his website, generative emergence refers to a certain type of new order—one that gives rise to new ventures, projects, organizations and social innovations of all types. Join this call to learn from two complexity scholars discussing what generative emergence is, what it can do, and how it happens.
Benyamin Lichtenstein PhD, is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a faculty member in the Organizations and Social Change group. His research specialty is the study of emergence – the creation and re-creation of new ventures, organizations, and collaborations. He also is an expert of complexity science and how it can be applied to sustainability issues. He has published four books and more than 50 articles and chapters. ‘Professor Benyamin’ is Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at U-Mass Boston; he’s a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (SERC), and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Policy in the McCormick School of Public Policy.
You can read the first chapter of the book here, and for insights across many fields visit Emergence Across the Disciplines
Pierpaolo Andriani, PhD, is professor of organizational studies and economics at Kedge Business School in France. He comes from a physics background and has been project manager for various Research and Development European Projects in the laser industry and research. In 1997 he moved into academia at the University of Durham, where he received his PhD. He has lectured in Management of Innovation at Durham Business School at the University of Durham. His research and publications focus on the complexity theory and networks. In particular, he is interested in the applications of some theoretical aspects of complexity theory, such as power laws and fractals, on organizational theory, and on the applications of complexity theory to explain the emergent properties of organizational networks, including industrial clusters..