Are our demands for socially responsible companies and governments unreasonable?
How often do you as a consumer, employee, investor or everyday citizen compromise your stated values for convenience or cost savings? When push comes to shove, how easily would you abandon what you say you value to protect your personal interests? Can we really blame corporations and governments for cutting corners when we may often do so ourselves?
Drawing on fascinating research and case studies, this public lecture reveals the complexity of human behaviour as it relates to the choices and actions we actually make versus those we believe we would make. It challenges the assumption that corporations, governments and NGOs can achieve the level of social responsibility we believe they must, while being composed of demonstrably imperfect beings – ourselves.
Timothy Devinney is Professor of Strategy at UTS Business School and one of Australia's leading business scholars. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, the Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management and the Advanced Institute of Management (UK) and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is the only management academic to be awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award and Fellowship. He has MA, MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago in Economics and Statistics and a BSc (Hons) from Carnegie Mellon University in Psychology and Applied Mathematics.
Introduced by Christopher Zinn, Director Communications & Campaigns, CHOICE.
UTSpeaks is a free public lecture series presented by UTS experts discussing a range of important issues confronting contemporary Australia.