2023 MacPherson Talk
2023 MacPherson Talk

Join us for the 2023 MacPherson Talk featuring Dr. Morris Altman

The 2023 MacPherson Talk, "Democratic Organizations as the Engine of Equitable Economic " featuring Dr. Morris Altman will take place in a hybrid event on December 4, 2023.

Conventional theory argues that organizations that embed democratic decision-making – such as co-operatives – are inefficient relative to other corporate forms because of associated governance costs such as slow and cumbersome decision-making. In this year’s MacPherson Talk, Dr. Morris Altman challenges this conventional view by arguing that democratic governance actually increase productivity through improved working conditions and wellbeing. Dr. Morris Altman will present recent research to support his argument and provide examples of the importance of embedding democratic principles within an organization.   

About our Speaker 

Morris Altman is the Dean of the University of Dundee School of Business and Chair Professor of Behavioral and Institutional Economics and Co-operatives at the University of Dundee. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. 

Event Details

When: Monday, December 4, 2023
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 (Saskatchewan Time or Central Standard Time)
Where: This is a hybrid event and will take place at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre and on Zoom
About the MacPherson Talk
The MacPherson Talks honour the late Dr. Ian MacPherson, one of the leading lights of the international cooperative movement. Historian, educator, author, and passionate co-operator, Ian personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. The MacPherson Talks are held annually by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.
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