“Working Toward Shared Prosperity: An Academic-Executive Dialogue,” which was held at the Ross School of Business in October of 2018, was recently selected as a 2019 Innovations That Inspire by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
As described by AACSB, “Business schools are change-agents, creating environments where out-of-the-box thinking thrives. Through Innovations That Inspire, AACSB highlights ways that business schools—within its greater Business Education Alliance—are globally transforming the face of higher education.”
In partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program, Business+Impact at Michigan Ross organized “Working Toward Shared Prosperity” as a dialogue among academics and practitioners in business, labor, government, and nonprofits to translate research findings about employment and prosperity into useful insights for practice.
Working Toward Shared Prosperity accomplished a number of innovative aims. These include challenging researchers to think through the practical implications of their work for business, labor, and policy, and to convey them without jargon, PowerPoint presentations, or regression tables; creating an exemplar of what collaborative translation can look like; and leaving participants with useful insights for teaching and for management.