Business and Markets

“Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” Book Talk with Rebecca Henderson

August 4, 2020  • Business and Society Program

Can business #buildbackbetter? Yes! says Rebecca Henderson, Harvard professor and advisor to some of the world’s leading companies. Hear how on a webinar – when Rebecca will discuss her compelling and hopeful new book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. Facilitating the conversation will be Mauro Guillen, Professor of International Management at Wharton.

Rebecca Henderson
John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
Author, “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire”

Rebecca Henderson is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert on innovation and organizational change, and her research explores the degree to which the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy, focusing particularly on the relationships between organizational purpose, innovation and productivity in high performance organizations. For several years she taught “Reimagining Capitalism: Business & the Big Problems”, a course that grew from 28 students to over 300 and that is the basis for her book “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” (Hachette/Public Affairs, April 2020). Rebecca sits on the boards of Idexx Laboratories and of CERES. Her publication include Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective, and Accelerating Energy Innovation: Lessons from multiple sectors. She was named one of three “Outstanding Directors of 2019” by the Financial Times.

Rebecca Henderson’s Reimagining Capitalism Course at HBS was awarded an Aspen Ideas Worth Teaching Award in 2017.