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'Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Sustainable Development - the Six Ws (What, How, Why, Where, When, What for)' Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour Research Seminar

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Date 27 June 2024
Time 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
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Professor Rocha is devoted to identifying and realising the positive impact entrepreneurs, managers and policymakers have on the integral development of their organisations and communities where they implement their strategies. He has written more than 30 peer reviewed articles with relevant thinkers such as Sumantra Ghoshal, Lynda Gratton, Raymond Miles, David Audretsch, Roy Suddaby and Michael Pirson and his research won a merit prize from the European Union and the Emerald-Cladea Award for their contribution to social good.

Having gained his MA from the Universidad de Navarra, Spain, and his Executive MBA from the IAE Business School, he went onto earn his PhD from London Business School. His main sources of learning and contribution are the conversations with international leaders such as Jeffrey Sachs, Henry Mintzberg, Paul Polman (Unilever), Raj Sisodia (Conscious Capitalism) and Jay Coen Gilbert (B Corps).

He has delivered seminars in the United States, Latin America and Europe, including academic institutions such as London Business School, Stanford Business School (USA), the University of San Diego (USA), Warwick Business School, the University of Bath, International School of Management University of Management and Economics (Lithuania), Nyenrode Universitat (the Netherlands) and Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany). He has also presented his works in international institutions such as the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management.

Professor Rocha advises companies, governments and NGOs at both national and international levels, facilitating directories and inter-organisational networks, developing business plans and corporate strategies and facilitating organisational and regional integral sustainable development.

The topic of this presentation is 'Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Sustainable Development - the Six Ws (What, How, Why, Where, When, What for)'. The aim is to foster a reflective dialogue on the current understanding of entrepreneurial ecosystems and sustainable development and explore the concepts, interconnections and underlying logic of these two phenomena.

The presentation will be guided by what constitutes entrepreneurial ecosystems and why is it essential to examine their influence on sustainable development. This is coupled with the insights gained about the interplay between entrepreneurial ecosystems and sustainable development and the interrelation of entrepreneurial ecosystems and sustainable development that affect research, practice and policy formulation.

The seminar will be held on 27 June 2024, 1:00pm, in room 208 of the Henley Business School building, Whiteknights campus. For those unable to attend in person there is also the option to dial in remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in joining, please contact Alex Baker on

LOB research seminars are co-ordinated by Dr Matteo Borghi and Professor Marcello Mariani.

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