Dynamics of New Science Leadership

-Strategy, Microevolution, Distributed Intelligence, and Prigogine-

Professor Bill McKelvey will present a paper which shows that current leadership theories are dysfunctional, and then draws on microevolutionary theory to show that rents are a function of the rate of microevolutionary change within firms. He defines "distributed intelligence" as a function of optimal levels of human and social capital. He will draw on basic elements of complexity science to show how some kinds of managerial activities can foster speedier rates of increase in distributed intelligence - which is the basis by which firms in high-velocity environments generate rents. The paper covers strategy, economics, leadership, biology, neuroscience, computer science, and complexity science.