A Convergence Dialogue
Professor Michael Lenox is the Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and serves as the school’s Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer. From 2008 to 2016, he served as Associate Dean of Innovation Programs and Academic Director of Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Professor Lenox’s research has appeared in over 30referred academic publications and has been cited in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Economist. He was recognized as a faculty pioneer by the Aspen Institute, as the top strategy professor under 40 by the Strategic Management Society, and one of the top 40 business professors under 40 by Poets & Quants.
Mike’s primary expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He is broadly interested in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and firm competitive success. Professor Lenox has a long-standing interest in the interface between business strategy and public policy as it relates to the natural environment. The precursor to this latest book is, Can Business Save the Earth? (2018) published by Stanford University Press.
In in his new book, The Decarbonization Imperative, Professor Lenox and co-author Rebecca Duff suggest that only with significant innovation and disruption across all of the major industry sectors – transportation, energy, industrials, buildings, and agriculture – will we be able to effectively “decarbonize” the global economy by 2050.
The authors take a closer look at the clean technologies with the best chance of disrupting the status quo and the policy actions needed to accelerate their adoption.
Join Mike and other UVA faculty as we explore his research and collectively consider novel research frameworks, theories, models, and applications. This online event is part of the Convergence Dialogues.