Session 4

Society and Technology:
Understanding the Role of Technology in Disruptive Social Change

Required Reading

  • Winston, A. S. (2016). Tackling the world’s challenges with technology. MIT Sloan Management Review, 58(1), 26-27.

  • Pascali, L (2017). The Wind of Change: Maritime technology, trade, and economic development. American Economic Review, 107(9), 2821-54.

Further Reading (Optional)

Mostly Free (Open-Access) Further Educational Resources

  • Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future – Univ Twente/FutureLearn.

    Understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today’s trends.

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  1. Recognizing the urgency of achieving an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 — and the opportunities this creates for scaling innovation, acting as an advocate for our movement, and its future impact.

  2. Supporting the development of a profession of managers and entrepreneurs committed to transition. We are aiming to qualify and accredit a minimum of 100,000 transition managers within 15 years.

  3. Supporting the development of role models and mentoring capacity at all levels – including ‘reverse mentoring’ – and providing for digital matchmaking of those joining the movement.

  4. Creating new educational pathways of accessible and flexible learning in transition-related topics by sharing existing educational opportunities.

  5. Developing new educational opportunities that transcend disciplinary and institutional barriers and leverage new course formats, online and open access resources, conferences, and co-labs.

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