Economic Growth and the European Union: What Prospects, Which Possibilities and What Kind of Leadership

31 July 2017


Allan Scott Auditorium
Hawke Building
City West campus

Public lecture delivered by Prof Markku Sotarauta

Event details:


Monday 31 July 2017


5.45pm - 7.00pm


Allan Scott Auditorium
Hawke Building
City West Campus (map)

The new strategic narrative of green growth is increasingly adopted by governments in many nations, including Europe in their ambition to green their economies. Green growth allows environmental sustainability to be approached as an economic opportunity, rather than as a costly restraint. Professor Markku Sotarauta focuses on place-based development, and as such he considers the context-dependent nature of green growth. He asks how can green growth be promoted and what kind of leadership is needed to achieve this goal? In addressing these questions, the importance of institutional innovation, new industry formation, industrial renewal and related leadership are discussed in the light of observations from Europe.

Professor Markku Sotarauta

Dr. Markku Sotarauta is professor of regional development studies in the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere, Finland. In 2011-2013, he served as the founding Dean of the School of Management and, in 2009-2010, as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration. Professor Sotarauta specialises in leadership, innovation systems, and institutional entrepreneurship in city and regional development. He has published widely on these issues in international journals and edited books. His latest publications include 'Leadership and the city: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities', published by Routledge. Professor Sotarauta has worked with the Finnish Parliament, many Finnish ministries as well as cities and regions in Finland and worldwide.



 Presented by the UniSA Business School with the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations.   


Attendance at the lecture is FREE but registration is essential.

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