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Frontiers of Business Conference: Building Business Resiliency

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October 10, 2024
The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Kenan Fellow Kathleen Sutcliffe on Business Resilience and Adventure Racing

Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow Kathleen Sutcliffe of Johns Hopkins University discusses adventure racing and how it ties into our 2024 Grand Challenge, Business Resilience.

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Frontiers of Business Conference: Building Business Resilience
Our 2024 Frontiers of Business Conference will convene corporate executives, top researchers and policy leaders to share objective, evidence-based solutions for building more resilient businesses ready to survive and succeed in a risk-filled world. Learn more today.

Distinguished Fellows

The Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellows, appointed on an annual basis, comprise an exemplary set of global scholars committed to leveraging their individual expertise, thought leadership, research and networks to further the institute’s efforts to examine – and drive solutions to – the most complex and timely issues facing business and the economy today. The 2024 Distinguished Fellows work to support the Kenan Institute’s exploration of business resilience.  

David Autor
Ford Professor of Economics, MIT, and 2024 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Josh Lerner
Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School, and 2024 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Christine Moorman
T. Austin Finch, Sr. Professor of Business Administration, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and 2024 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Kathleen M. Sutcliffe
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University, and 2024 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow
Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and 2024 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow

The Distinguished Fellows program is supported by a generous gift from Bruce and Katie Van Saun.

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Our 2024 Frontiers of Business Conference will convene corporate executives, top researchers and policy leaders to share objective, evidence-based solutions for building more resilient businesses ready to survive and succeed in a risk-filled world. Learn more today.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to strike down the “Chevron deference,” a legal doctrine that grants regulatory agencies authority in interpreting statutes. This decision could significantly alter the regulatory landscape, creating uncertainty for businesses.

As a once-orderly world grows messier in the post-pandemic era, UNC Kenan-Flagler's Christian Lundblad discusses how business leaders must give more thought to low-probability, high-impact events.

The Wall Street Journal details how MIT economist and Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow David Autor rose to become one of the most influential scholars studying the U.S. labor market today.

Business Resilience
Business Resilience

As the unexpected increasingly becomes part of the everyday, Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow Kathleen M. Sutcliffe discusses the capabilities and processes that allow organizations to face their moments of truth with resilience.

What can the corporate response to George Floyd’s murder teach us about today’s diversity challenges? Discover how meaningful actions on racial equity affected market valuations, through research from UNC Kenan-Flagler's Daniela De la Parra.

With a growing emphasis on prioritizing user privacy and data protection, says UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Longxiu Tian, information collected directly from customers becomes the key to solving the puzzle of personalization and accurate targeting for marketers.

Stock Market
Business Resilience

Attributing greater value to missing earnings estimates than to beating them signals a trend toward short-term demands and rewards. But what if a firm wishes to make costly investments that could yield long-term business resilience?

Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow Kathleen Sutcliffe of Johns Hopkins University discusses adventure racing and how it ties into our 2024 Grand Challenge, Business Resilience.

Longxiu Tian, UNC Kenan-Flagler assistant professor of marketing, shares his expertise in customer strategies and his perspective on firms' attempts to build trust and profitability with innovative consumer data management strategies.

As governments try to keep up with broadening economies and address new areas, such as climate change, data protection and artificial intelligence, the regulatory pace is increasing globally. This expansion creates new costs and uncertainty for businesses.

The New York Times examines the views of David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and a 2024 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, on artificial intelligence and potential benefits for the middle class.