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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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Frontiers of Business Conference: Building Business Resiliency
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 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.

Business Resilience

The growth of the venture capital market should not blind one to its limitations as an engine of innovation. Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow Josh Lerner lays out three areas of concern worthy of more research.

UNC Kenan Flagler Business School
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Apr
2024
Business Resilience

In this edition of the Dean Speaker Series, join us for an engaging fireside chat with Dean Mary Margaret Frank and Stephanie Headley for an exploration of resilient leadership navigating the complexities of today’s business landscape.

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s John Gallemore and co-authors found that, among other things, the complexity of the U.S. tax system has a disproportionately negative effect on small, domestic-owned and private firms.

Sutcliffe, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will highlight the state of knowledge about resilience, drawing together multiple sources of research that include a recent study of adventure racing.

Please join us for a talk by Josh Lerner, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, who will be discussing the unprecedented explosion of venture capital activity worldwide and what was behind this dramatic surge of activity.

Business Resilience

By all accounts, there is steady good news coming the Federal Reserve’s way. And yet, the Fed seems to be in no rush to start cutting rates. Dive deeper into what the Fed will do to make sure inflation remains at that 2% goal.

An analysis shows the overall number of suppliers and countries supplying goods did not change significantly from 2019 to 2021. Companies did shift away from riskier countries like China, and delivery patterns also changed.

For small businesses, AI promises to handle financial and operational tasks, freeing up workers for other duties and creating new efficiencies. We offer seven focal points for small businesses planning for AI integration.

Building resiliency is essential for managing today's distinct risks, yet how do businesses develop the agility and adaptability that would make them more resilient? That's the focus of the 2024 Kenan Institute Grand Challenge.

Navigating Uncertainty
Business Resilience

American Growth Project models project that all 150 of the top Extended Metropolitan Areas will see slower growth in 2024 than they did last year and that 56 of them will contract. See what else the data tell us.