Leading & Managing in an Era of Disruptive Demographics and “Certain Uncertainty”
Hosted by the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerece
2020 was a year of co-occurring crises, and already 2021 has been less than smooth, but we should not assume these crises are going away. Jim Johnson will detail disruptive demographic trends that preceded and were amplified by the COVID 19 pandemic and racial reckoning. The focus of this event is to lay the foundation for a roadmap for more inclusive and equitable economic development, with an eye toward improving overall community health, prosperity, and resiliency moving forward. Such a roadmap is a strategic imperative given the high likelihood that other disruptive events will occur in the future.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
James H. Johnson Jr. is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies, poverty and public policy in urban America, and workforce diversity issues. He has published more than 100 scholarly research articles and three research monographs and has co-edited four theme issues of scholarly journals on these and related topics. Currently he is researching strategies to combat hyper-segregation, persistent and concentrated poverty, and gentrification-induced residential and economic dislocations in U.S. cities. And he currently works with gentrifying cities to develop roadmaps for inclusive and equitable economic development that creates shared prosperity. Fast Company profiled him in “Hopes and Dreams.” He received his PhD from Michigan State University, his MS from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his BS from North Carolina Central University.