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CONFERENCE-Humanistic Management Conversations

What’s love got to do with it – Love and Organizing 

The International Humanistic Management Association organizes this on line conference about the role of love in organizing, with distinguished panelists — David Sloan Wilson (Binghamton University, Evolution Institute), and Sigal Barsade (University of Pennsylvania).

Public culture is full of references to the power of Love, yet in business and management the word “love” is rarely used. The goal of this Panel Discussion is to broaden our individual and collective literacy for relevant concepts that can humanize management. We will hear from distinguished researchers and discuss a natural science perspective as well as an social science perspective to the role of love in organizing.

David Sloan

David is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He applies evolutionary theory to all aspects of humanity in addition to the rest of life, both in his own research and as director of EvoS, a unique campus-wide evolutionary studies program that recently received NSF funding to expand into a nationwide consortium. His books include Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society, Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time and Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others.

Sigal Barsade

Sigal has been on the faculty at UPENN Wharton School of Business since 2003, and prior to that was a faculty member at Yale University for 10 years. The focus of her research expertise, speaking and consulting practice is organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership. Professor Barsade is an award winning researcher and teacher whose academic expertise enables her to integrate cutting edge research tools and knowledge into practical use. She has published in the top academic research journals in her field, and has served on the editorial boards of the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Organization Science.


Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received. Please, note that this is a free event.

*The IHMA PreConference Series is an Initiative of the United Nations PRME Working Group on Humanistic Management and supported by the IHMA Centers Consortium.



15 Jun 2024


09:00 - 10:30

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