SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Penrose Lecture 1 - Financialisation and the innovative capability of firms: Penroseā€™s lessons loom large

Rita McGrath
Professor Rita McGrath

Date: 24 April 2019Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 24 April 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Rita Gunther McGrath is a world-renowned thought leader and an expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. Rita is a professor at Columbia Business School and the author of five books, including the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage and the upcoming Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen. She has received the #1 achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s top ten management thinkers in its bi-annual ranking. Follow Rita on Twitter @rgmcgrath. For more information, visit

In partnership with the Financial Times

Please note that there are two lectures in this series. To register for one or both, please see the below links:

Register for Lecture 1 - "Financialisation and the innovative capability of firms: Penrose’s lessons loom large" (24th April)

Register for Lecture 2 - "From firms to markets: How digitization is changing our theories of firm level growth" (26th April)

Organiser: The Penrose Lectures Committee, SOAS University of London