The Future of the Organisation

The Future of the Organisation

Public lecture by visiting Prof Richard Watson

presented by QUT Centre for Future Enterprise


This presentation will consider what is constant and what is changing. The constant is the capital creation system, with its six types of capital and five types of systems used to convert or enhance capital. The changes considered are the shift in dominant logic & ESG, the energy transition, growth and expansion of cognitive computing, and the development of powerful knowledge monopolies. This talk will provide senior executives with actionable insights to increase the capital productivity of their organisations. It will expose scholars to a fundamentally novel way of conceptualising organisations and opportunities for ground-breaking research. 

About Prof Richard Watson: 

Richard T. Watson is a Regents Professor and the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is a former President of the Association for Information Systems and was awarded its highest honour, a LEO, for his achievements in information systems. For about a decade, he was Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management and a visiting researcher at the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). 

Professor Watson has published over 200 journal articles and written books on electronic commerce, data management, and energy informatics. His most recent book is Capital, Systems, and Objects. His work has been accepted by leading academic and practitioner journals and has been translated into several languages. Dr. Watson has given over 300 invited presentations to practitioners and academics in more than 30 countries, including conference keynotes on six continents. He was educated at the University of Western Australia (BSc, Dip. Comp), Monash University (MBA), and the University of Minnesota (PhD).

Thursday 7 July, 2022

2pm arrival for 2:20pm start-4pm (P419, Level 4, P block)

Networking to follow, 4pm-5pm (P6 Terrace, Level 6, P block)

QUT Gardens Point

2 George Street, Brisbane


Location: GP-P-419
Start Date: 07/07/2022 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 2pm
End Date: 07/07/2022
End Time: 5pm
RSVP By: Wednesday 6th of July 2022
Organiser: Centre for Future Enterprise
Enquiries: Anisa Hobaya -