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Prof. Richard Scase

Richard Scase

Richard Scase is an Emeritus Professor of Organisational Change at the University of Kent and visiting professor at the University of London, Beijing University, Auckland (New Zealand) and Monash University (Australia). As an entrepreneur, Professor Scase has co-founded and sold two successful media businesses: a major radio station serving the south-east of England, and an on-line provider of learning materials for corporate management development programmes. For many years he has advised men and women on business start-up and growth strategies. He therefore has an affinity with business audiences, reflected in the high volume of practical, useful advice he packs into each engagement. As a journalist, author and public-speaker, Professor Scase combines ideas from his various areas of expertise to create “*future scenarios*” for his audiences, incorporating how political, social and economic ‘risk factors’ will shape the future business environment. He is a contributor of feature articles to newspapers, professional magazines and programmes on radio and television. He has written regular columns for *Business Voice* (the official monthly publication of the CBI) and the Observer newspaper. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to write policy-focused, official reports for government and other statutory bodies. These include *Fit and Fifty* for an all-party committee of MPs representing older workers in the UK, Europe in 2010 for the European parliament, *Regional Futures 2003* for the UK’s National Housing Federation and *Business Futures 2014* for the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales). He is the author of over 24 books, including *Britain in 2010: The Changing Business Landscape*, which painted such a vivid picture of the future that it influenced a swathe of UK government policy, as well as being critically acclaimed worldwide. He has also written extensively on how to stimulate entrepreneurialism in large organisations; manage creativity; motivate and lead; and leverage corporate intelligence. In his most recent work, *Global Remix; The Fight for Competitive Advantage* he explores the impact of incipient global trends – technological, economic, demographic, cultural, political and social – on both businesses and individuals. Professor Scase was recently voted one of the Top Ten most influential people in Britain on personnel/human resource management issues by Personnel Today magazine. In addition, he is a former winner of the prestigious European Business Speaker of the Year Award.

 

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