Business School welcomes global thought leader

An eminent academic whose work has made a huge impact upon the world of business and organisations was welcomed to the University last month.

Kate Black and Russell Warhurst with guest speaker Professor Etienne Wenger, the world’s leading authority on Communities of Practice
Kate Black and Russell Warhurst with guest speaker Professor Etienne Wenger, the world’s leading authority on Communities of Practice
It was a great pleasure to welcome Professor Etienne Wenger to Chester Business School
Kate Black and Dr Russell Warhurst

Professor Etienne Wenger, a globally recognised thought leader in the field of social learning and communities of practice, visited the University to present at the Research Seminar series ‘Building on Research’, hosted by Faculty of Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning.

Professor Wenger’s work focuses on social learning systems, specifically in trying to understand the connection between knowledge, community, learning, and identity.

Kate Black and Dr Russell Warhurst, from Chester Business School, were delighted to welcome Professor Wenger to the institution. They said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome Professor Etienne Wenger to Chester Business School.

Etienne’s contribution to management research and to the social sciences in general is seminal and unique. “His work has had perhaps more impact in the world of business than any other single researcher over the past two decades with his ideas of communities of practice have entered the lexicon of everyday corporate life.”