Sharing Economy: How Will Businesses Evolve?

Academic & Research
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Open to the Public

Presentation & discussion by Professor Yusaf Akbar 

This talk will cover the implications of a potentially new business world in which:

•  individuals seeking access rather than own goods and services (e.g. Spotify vs. a CD collection);

•  production and consumption boundaries blurring (e.g. AirBnB, couch-surfing);

•  increasingly being mediated through the Internet of Things (e.g. smart devices at home);

•  an increasing share of consumption available for free or near zero cost;

•  traditional service entry barriers eroded by disruptive business models (e.g. Über); and,

•  in a few years, affordable and high-function 3D printing technology

Professor Akbar will provide with his thoughts on how companies should adapt to and profit from these new challenges.

Professor Yusaf Akbar’s is a full time professor at CEU Business School, his main teaching interests are in Strategic Management and International Business. He has taught at Universities and Business schools all over the world including University of Michigan, Stockholm School of Economics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Queen’s University, Canada; Central European University, Budapest; Thunderbird Europe; European Business School London, ISM Paris, University of Warsaw and University of Montenegro.

His main research interests are in international trade and investment, management development in Central and East Europe and non-market strategies of emerging market multinationals. Professor Akbar is also the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets.


•    7pm    doors open

•    7-8pm pre-talk dinner | Dinner Special inc. 2 courses & glass of wine for 2.500 Huf

•    8pm    talk by Professor Akbar+ Q&A:  SHARING ECONOMY – HOW WILL BUSINESSES EVOLVE?

•    9pm    post-talk dinner | drinks | mingling

This talk is organized as the first event of a talk series based on a collaboration agreement between Brody House Group and CEU Business School. The event is open to the public. CEU community members are asked to confirm their participation by sending an e-mail from their CEU account, to receive further information on the special newly established collaboration. Alumni, is asked to refer to a pass code: CEUalumni. 

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