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Cooperation in Europe

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
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Globalised capitalism asked people to be flexible, quick, without commitments. Are we now at a turning point, starting to long for structure and reliability? Have stocks and derivatives lost their fascination, have we become sceptical about or even bored by fast money? Would cooperation instead of competition lead to a better way of living and working together?

Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Richard SENNETT

Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

 Richard Sennett has explored how individuals and groups make social and cultural sense of material facts - about the cities in which they live and about the labour they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. His research entails ethnography, history, and social theory. As a social analyst, Mr. Sennett continues the pragmatist tradition begun by William James and John Dewey.
 
 His first book, The Uses of Disorder, [1970] looked at how personal identity takes form in the modern city. He then studied how working-class identities are shaped in modern society, in The Hidden Injuries of Class, written with Jonathan Cobb. [1972] A study of the public realm of cities, The Fall of Public Man, appeared in 1977; at the end of this decade of writing, Mr. Sennett sought to account the philosophic implications of this work in Authority [1980].
 
 At this point he took a break from sociology, composing three novels: The Frog who Dared to Croak [1982], An Evening of Brahms [1984] and Palais Royal [1987]. He then returned to urban studies with two books, The Conscience of the Eye, [1990], a work focusing on urban design, and Flesh and Stone [1992], a general historical study of how bodily experience has been shaped by the evolution of cities.
 
 In the mid 1990s, as the work-world of modern capitalism began to alter quickly and radically, Mr. Sennett began a project charting its personal consequences for workers, a project which has carried him up to the present day. The first of these studies, The Corrosion of Character, [1998] is an ethnographic account of how middle-level employees make sense of the "new economy". The second in the series, Respect in a World of Inequality, [2002] charts the effects of new ways of working on the welfare state; a third, The Culture of the New Capitalism, [2006] provides an over-view of change. Most recently, Mr. Sennett has explored more positive aspects of labor in The Craftsman [2008], and in Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation [2012]. The third volume in this trilogy, The Open City, will appear in 2016.
 
 Among other awards, Richard Sennett has received the Hegel and Spinoza Prizes and an honorary degree from the University of Cambridge

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
1994-2005
2000-2005
seit 2005
seit 2010

Economic Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2014

12:00 - 12:10 Opening Plenary
12:10 - 13:40 New Goals for the Economy Plenary
14:10 - 15:40 The End of Conventional Wisdom Plenary
15:40 - 16:00 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 17:30 Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand? Partner
18:00 - 19:30 Learning from the Care Economy Plenary
19:30 - 20:30 Smart Blue Hour Social
20:30 - 21:45 Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South America Culture

27.08.2014

06:00 - 06:45 14th management club Business Breakfast “Österreich braucht Europa” Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper? Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? – Changing Working Environments Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Re-Industrialisation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning – What Makes Businesses Successful? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations – Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working Environments Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal Economists Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to Work Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial Education Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads? Breakout
10:10 - 10:30 Political Corner Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design Thinking Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation – People, Mindset, Technologies Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great – What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: Room for Creativity Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial Crisis Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone – Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of Finance Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st Century Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of Europe Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries? Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for Companies Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Don’t Mind the Gap Culture
20:00 - 22:00 Magenta Night Social

28.08.2014

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. Wesner Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz Fischler Partner
06:30 - 07:00 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:00 The Economy According to the Media Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Cooperation in Europe Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 Europe’s Economy and the Next Generation Plenary
10:20 - 10:30 Closing Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Brunnhilde – DJanes Night Culture