Arun Sundararajan, the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, will deliver the 2020 Michael Sherraden Lecture, “The Sharing Economy, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Global Future of Work” on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center. A reception and book signing will be held from 5:45-6:30 pm, with the lecture beginning at 6:30 pm.
The event is free, but you must RSVP by Jan. 20.
The lecture is sponsored by GSDI, the UNC School of Social Work, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, and the UNC School of Information and Library Science.
Professor Sundararajan studies how digital technologies transform business, government, and civil society, with a recent focus on platform and AI-driven business models, corporate venture capital, digital governance, digital migration, and the future of work. In his talk, he will explain the basics of crowd-based capitalism and highlight the important policy choices and possible new directions for self-regulatory organizations, labor law, and funding our social safety net. Professor Sundararajan is the author of the best-selling book, “The Sharing Economy,” which has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Portuguese. His scholarship has been recognized by numerous Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, an Axiom Best Business Books Award, and a Thinkers50 Radar Thinker Award.