Professor Dana Brown



Professor Brown is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise at DMU and Principal of Leicester Castle Business School. She has a PhD from MIT in Political Economy, M.Phil. from Oxford University and BA from Rutgers University. She previously was University Lecturer and Director of the MBA at Said Business School, Oxford University and has worked in a number of other business schools around the world teaching executive and post-graduate programmes including in France, China, Russia, India and Spain. Dana sits on the Governing Council of a new Management programme for future women leaders in India, the Vedica Scholars’ Programme. She is also active in the city of Leicester as school governor and member of local development boards and committees.

"Every Enterprise a Social Enterprise"

Abstract: This talk will analyse current definitions of social enterprise and argue that the distinction between ‘social enterprise’ and ‘enterprise’ potentially undervalues the significance of the good business practices in social enterprise business models. She will argue that in the current global economy, wise firms, especially those investing in emerging markets, will be more aware of the need to adjust business models to include a social strategy. She will give some examples of firms that are thinking this way as well an argument as to why social strategies are key to competitive advantage and profitability today.