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2017/01/25【Notice】New Business Models for Sustainable Global Prosperity: A Collaborative Workshop by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity & the Kyushu University Business School

New Business Models for Sustainable Global Prosperity:
A Collaborative Workshop by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity &
the Kyushu University Business School


Professor Megumi Takata & Dr Tuukka Toivonen, Senior Lecturer in Social & Economic Innovation at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London


It is widely recognized that entrepreneurs face both new challenges and opportunities from global issues such as climate change, inequality, demographic change and migration. However, what is often missed is that entrepreneurs can also fundamentally transform our broader economic culture by advancing a new type of sustainable prosperity. These transformative efforts go beyond the purely technological dimensions of domains such as cleantech, fintech of the sharing economy.

In this two-part global workshop, students will be invited to actively explore and embrace this new entrepreneurial challenge. The workshop begins with an interactive diagnosis of the fundamentally unsustainable dimensions of our economic culture (following Moore 2015 & Jackson 2016) and clarifies the values that can take us beyond it. The core objective is to get students to sketch out business models that contain strong value propositions and incorporate “prosperity drivers” that promote sustainability, inclusion and equal participation, as relevant in particular contexts. A clear framework will be introduced to assist students with this endeavor that, it is hoped, will positively shape their future entrepreneurial careers.

Special interactive features: QBS-UCL collaboration

As a rare collaborative effort by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (www.igp.ucl.ac.uk) and the Kyushu University Business School, the workshop will incorporate the following special features:

• Students of QBS will receive business modeling questions directly from graduate students at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity who are taking a module called Global Prosperity & Transformative Entrepreneurship this winter term
• QBS students will post their responses back to UCL students who will synthesize these with their own ideas, enabling the two groups to co-construct new business model blueprints that draw on their respective strengths (*the resulting models will be posted on QBS and UCL websites where possible)
• QBS students will also hear from UK-based transformative entrepreneurs in diverse fields (fashion, coworking, technology, finance) about their current challenges which will be unpacked and addressed in class
• With the help of Dr Toivonen, the visiting lecturer, students will further develop their critical understanding of the limits and possibilities of transformative entrepreneurial work at the global level

It is expected that the above activities will not only deepen students’ understanding of the possibilities of entrepreneurship and business models as drivers of a shared prosperity –
they will also enable students to build new relationships with UCL students in London, creating a valuable platform for future collaboration and global knowledge exchange.

Visiting instructor bio

Dr Tuukka Toivonen (t.toivonen@ucl.ac.uk) holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Oxford. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Social & Economic Innovation at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, a global top-10 research university. Dr Toivonen has previously taught social entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, SOAS (both part of London University), Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and the University of Oxford. He has developed extensive links in Japan through his previous research on youth employment, exclusion and entrepreneurship. Presently, his ESRC-funded research focuses on collective creativity within and around London’s cutting-edge coworking spaces. At UCL, Dr Toivonen directs the MSc in Global Prosperity (see www.igp.ucl.ac.uk for more) and teaches subjects relating to collective problem-solving as well as transformative entrepreneurship.

See the following link for a related upcoming workshop by Dr Toivonen in London:

Relevant literature that students can consult in advance:

Alter, Kim. Social Enterprise Typology. Virtue Ventures LLC, 2007.
Barrett, Richard. The Values-Driven Organization: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014.
Gehman, J., L. K. Trevino, and R. Garud. ‘Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices’. Academy of Management Journal 56, no. 1 (1 February 2013): 84–112. doi:10.5465/amj.2010.0628.
Gratton, Lynda, and Andrew Scott. The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity. London: Bloomsbury Information, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2016.
Hockerts, Kai, Johanna Mair, and Jeffrey Robinson, eds. Values and Opportunities in Social Entrepreneurship. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Jackson, Tim. Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet (revised Edition). London: Routledge, 2016.
Jones, Aled, Simon Mair, Jonathan Ward, Angela Druckman, Fergus Lyon, Ian Christie, and Sarah Hafner. ‘Indicators For Sustainable Prosperity? Challenges And Potentials For Indicator Use In Political Processes’, 2016. http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/106536/.
Marquis, Christopher, and Andrew Park. ‘Inside the Buy-One Give-One Model’. Stanford Social Innovation Review, no. Winter 2014 (n.d.).
Moore, Henrietta L. ‘Global Prosperity and Sustainable Development Goals: Global Prosperity and SDGs’. Journal of International Development 27, no. 6 (August 2015): 801–15. doi:10.1002/jid.3114.
Nicholls, Alex. ‘Fair Trade: Towards an Economics of Virtue’. Journal of Business Ethics 92, no. S2 (April 2010): 241–55. doi:10.1007/s10551-010-0581-3.
Osterwalder, Alexander, Yves Pigneur, and Tim Clark. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.
Phillips, M. ‘On Being Green and Being Enterprising: Narrative and the Ecopreneurial Self’. Organization 20, no. 6 (1 November 2013): 794–817. doi:10.1177/1350508412455084.
Yunus, Muhammad, Bertrand Moingeon, and Laurence Lehmann-Ortega. ‘Building Social Business Models: Lessons from the Grameen Experience’. Long Range Planning 43, no. 2–3 (2010): 308–25. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2009.12.005.
Zott, Christoph, and Quy Nguyen Huy. ‘How Entrepreneurs Use Symbolic Management to Acquire Resources’. Administrative Science Quarterly 52, no. 1 (2007): 70–105.


New Business Models for Sustainable Global Prosperity
UCL Institute for Global Prosperity との合同ワークショップ

「持続可能な豊かさに向けた新しいビジネスモデル」に関するワークショップを、UCL (University College London)と合同で、同大学のInstitute for Global Prosperity上級講師トゥーッカ・トイボネン博士のファシリテーションによって、別紙の通り開催します。本ワークショップでは、UCL学生との連携のもと、気候変動や人口動態の変化など世界的な変動要因を捉え、アントレプレナーシップの発揮により革新的なビジネスモデルへの転換を試みることで、従来型の経済成長の枠組みを越えた持続可能な未来の繁栄への道筋を描きます。


1. 日 時:
1日目)2017年2月13日(月) 18:00ー21:00
2日目)2017年2月17日(金) 18:00ー21:00

2.場 所:福岡アジアビジネスセンター(略称:福岡ABC, Fukuoka Asia Business Center)
福岡市中央区天神1-11-17 福岡ビル4階(http://www.f-abc.org/access.html

3.対 象:QBS生および修了生、QREC講義の履修経験をもつ他学府・学部生、地元社会人

4.定 員:40名(先着順)

5.主 催:UCL (University College London) Institute for Global Prosperity

6.共 催:九州大学 ロバート・ファン/アントレプレナーシップ・センター(QREC)

九州大学ビジネス・スクール (QBS)
高田研究室 荒木宛(araki21@econ.kyushu-u.ac.jp

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