Ken Starkey
Ken Starkey is Professor of Management and Organisational Learning at Nottingham University Business School. He is an author of numerous books on management and organization and commentator and consultant on leadership issues.

Ken writes regularly for leading management publications and works with public and private sector organisations on strategic and management development issues. His research interests include business and management and the arts and humanities. He is currently writing a book on what we need to learn from the financial crisis, tentatively entitled “Leadership and the New Capitalism”.

Nottingham University Business School specialises in developing leadership potential, encouraging innovation and enterprise, and developing a global outlook. It is recognised as one of the world’s top business schools for integrating sustainability issues into its MBA, undergraduate, and executive programmes and has unrivalled global reach through the University of Nottingham’s campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia. Nottingham ranks among the UK’s leading universities and global polls for research excellence and the Business School is ranked among the UK’s top ten for research power.

Entries by Ken Starkey

Only Reconnect!

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (14:57)

"Only connect." The famous phrase is E.M. Forster's, from his novel Howard's End. It has become commonplace to argue that we live in an increasingly connected world, that globalisation has led to what Thomas Friedman described as a "flat" world where new technologies and attitudes have supposedly brought about the...

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Thinking Management Philosophically

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (15:21)

Books on philosophy and management have proliferated in recent years, but with very different aims and perspectives. Philosophy books tend to be consumed in search of eternal truths that reflect the human condition through time. Popular management books, on the other hand, tend to trumpet the latest fad or quick-fix...

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Plutocracy Rules

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2013 | (13:10)

The idea of alternative economic systems to capitalism no longer commands much attention. Even in China the idea of capitalism thrives, albeit in a context of strong state control. Capitalism is justified as the economic system best suited to liberate entrepreneurship and maximise growth through the untrammelled workings of free...

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The Year of the Zombie?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2013 | (10:51)

In his new year message, David Cameron was of the opinion that things can only get better in 2013. Angela Merkel was less sure, warning the German people to prepare for another hard year. Five years into the financial crisis besetting Europe it is worth asking where we are and...

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