Internationally Known Economics Expert To Discuss Business Ethic, Community In Probasco Fall Lecture Series

  • Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Chuck Wasserstrom, UTC
Dr. Ramon DeGennaro
Dr. Ramon DeGennaro

Should a business consider whether its practices have a negative effect on its community? Is it even possible to use business and investing for positive social change?

Those questions will be addressed on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the opening lecture of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Probasco Fall 2023 Lecture Series.

Presented by the Probasco Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise, Dr. Ramon DeGennaro, professor emeritus of banking and finance in the Haslam College of Business at UT Knoxville, will discuss “Stakeholder Theory and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. Why Should I Care?”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the UTC University Center Auditorium.

Click here to register for the event.

Stakeholder theory stresses the relationships between a business and its customers, suppliers, employees, investors, communities and shareholders and how their relationships can affect society.

Dr. DeGennaro, an internationally recognized expert in business administration and financial practices, has served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, and Cleveland, Ohio, and the American Institute for Economic Research.

His articles have appeared in more than 50 scholarly journals on economics, business and finance. He also has written books on such subjects as how the stock market works and globalism vs. nationalism.

To learn more about Probasco Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise, click here.

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