Key Organizational Mindsets for Maximizing Social Impact

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Date(s) - Friday, Jun 18th, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking lecture presented by Shameen Prashantham, Ph.D. The event will include a 25-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute Question & Answer period. Register here: “Key Organizational Mindsets for Maximizing Social Impact”



Dr. Shameen Prashantham, a native of Vellore, India, recently published an article entitled “When Business as Usual Isn’t Working, Look to Nonprofits for Inspiration” in the Harvard Business Review that examines the Christian Medical College, Vellore’s effective use of mutually reinforcing strategies to deliver inclusive services to the economically challenged, despite the constraints of high levels of gender, caste and economic inequality.

Dr. Shameen Prashantham is a Professor of International Business & Strategy at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. He also serves as the Associate Dean (MBA). Prior to joining CEIBS, he was a faculty member at the University of Glasgow and the University of Nottingham’s China campus. Dr. Prashantham holds a Ph.D from Strathclyde University in Scotland, UK where he was also a post-doctoral research fellow. His research focuses on how new ventures and large multinationals partner, a phenomenon he refers to as “dancing with gorillas”. He has conducted research on this topic for over a decade in a wide range of settings including China, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Kenya, South Africa, UK, and USA. A new book on this topic, Gorillas can Dance: Lessons from Microsoft and other Corporations on Startup Partnering (Wiley), is forthcoming in Fall 2021.

Register here and receive detailed instructions for joining the event.