- 09:30 - 17:30
- Horizon Leeds
- Who can attend:
- This event is open to students, practitioners, academics, and the general public
Leeds University Business School and the WPART Project would like to invite you to the Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy and the Workplace.
The Festival will bring together leading academic scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and members of the general public interested in workplace democracy in its different forms such as employee-owned firms, employee representation and collective bargaining, employee directors and codetermination, etc. The aim of the event is to foster collaboration and dialogue between academics, practitioners and the policy community in relation to workplace democracy, employee participation, and emerging organisational models.
The Festival will comprise a range of activities with different formats adapted to different audiences, including keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on the prospects of employee participation in firm ownership and decisions in the UK and worldwide.
The event is part of the Business School's Ideas in Practice seminar series and organised by the WPART Project (a two-year research project funded by a European Commission Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship).
|09:30||Registration and refreshments|
|09:45||Welcome and introduction|
|10:00||Keynote presentation with Q&A and discussion: John Pencavel (Stanford University): “What we know and would like to know about worker cooperatives”|
|11:15||Employee representation in Europe: main findings and policy lessons from the WPART project: Gabriel Burdin and Virginie Pérotin (Leeds University Business School)|
|13:00||Panel discussion: "Can employees run businesses?" Gill Brennan (IPSA), David Erdal (University of St Andrews), Fred Freundlich (Mondragon University), Derek Jones (Hamilton College), Gabbi Stopp (ProShare). Moderator: Virginie Pérotin (Leeds University Business School)|
|14:30||Keynote presentation with Q&A and discussion: Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute): “The end of liberalism”|
|15:45||Panel discussion: "Employees’ right to information, consultation and participation in post-Brexit UK" Duncan Adam (University of Warwick), Bill Adams (TUC), Allie Renison (Institute of Directors), Desiree Wilburn (GMB Union), Fiona Williams (ACAS). Moderator: Saul Estrin (LSE)|
- Keynote speakers and panel members
Prof. Samuel Bowles, Director of the Behavioural Sciences Program, Santa Fe Institute
Prof. John Pencavel, Stanford University
Bill Adams, Regional Secretary for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the Yorkshire and The Humber region
Gill Brennan, CEO of Irish Proshare Association (IPSA)
Gabriel Burdin, University of Leeds
David Erdal, University of St. Andrews
Prof. Saul Estrin, Head of the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
Prof. Virginie Pérotin, University of Leeds
Allie Renison, Regional Director for the Institute of Directors North East
Desiree Wilburn, Senior Organiser, GMB Trade Union, Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region
Fiona Williams, North West Area Director for the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Duncan Adam, University of Warwick