The Business and Economic Inequality Forum (BEIF), a group of University of Manitoba scholars and local business owners, is focused on understanding the role of business in societal economic inequality.
To that end, they will host a lecture by Costas Panayotakis, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, and a fellow at CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Place, Culture and Politics. He is an internationally recognized expert on Greece and the current global economic crisis, and his lecture will occur on the eve of Greece’s election.
The neoliberal free market model, which is now in crisis, has long been supported by the claim that capitalist markets normally lead to an efficient allocation of scarce resources. Panayotakis, the author of Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy, will challenge this claim and speak on what managers can do in current economic crisis.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information on BEIF, visit, www.beif.net
What: From Capitalist Scarcity to Economic Democracy: The Role of Managers at a time of economic crisis
When: Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Where: Room 108, Drake Centre, 181 Freedman Cres., Fort Garry Campus
For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (email@example.com).