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Paul Goodman presents his film on Dabbawallas

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Those of you with interests in economic development and/or international planning (or who just think it d be interesting) are welcome. HOPE TO SEE YOU
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 17, 2003
      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 03/17/2003 06:52 PM -----

      Those of you with interests in economic development and/or international
      planning (or who just think it'd be interesting) are welcome. HOPE TO SEE
      YOU THERE.

      Anno Saxenian

      >Dear Friends and Colleagues,
      >You are cordially invited to attend the following lecture presented by
      >Ford Foundation Crossing Borders Working Group on New Economies and New
      >Date/Time: Thursday, March 20th 4:00 - 6:00pm
      >Location: 202 South Hall
      >Speaker/Topic: Professor Paul Goodman will present and speak about his
      >documentary film Dabbawwallas
      >Many people in industrialized countries think they are the leaders in the

      >production of goods and services. The Dabbawallas turns this assumption
      >its head and suggests there is much to be learned from less developed and

      >technology-based settings. The Dabbawallas (or box people) move each day
      >some 100,000 lunches from people's homes to their places of work. This
      >system has existed for 100 years because people prefer to have
      >meals, and a restaurant infrastructure around their workplaces is not
      >well developed. So some 4,000 Dabbawallas move 100,000 lunches each day
      in a
      >sorting system that is as complicated as what companies like Federal
      >do, but the Dabbawalla system exists without any technology or modern-day

      >business practices. A major theme in this film about the Dabbawallas is
      >celebrate social and human ingenuity. Some interesting questions for the
      >are why this system works and what we can learn
      >from less developed settings that can inform our own lives.
      >Paul S. Goodman is the Richard M. Cyert Professorship and Professor of
      >Organizational Psychology at Carnegie-Mellon University. He is the
      >of the Institute for Strategic Development and Co-Director of the Center
      >the Management of Technology. His teaching and research interests focus
      >work groups, knowledge sharing, technology and organizational change.
      >This event is organized by AnnaLee Saxenian, Professor, SIMS and City &
      >Regional Planning, Steven Weber, Professor of Political Science, and the
      >Institute of International Studies.
      >Institute of International Studies
      >University of California, Berkeley
      >215 Moses Hall #2308
      >Berkeley, CA 94720-2308
      >P: 510-642-2472
      >F: 510-642-9493

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