Eric Beinhocker is Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford (UK). His research uses behavioural and institutional economics, evolutionary theory and the theory of complex systems to analyse financial system stability, innovation and growth, economic inequality and environmental sustainability. He is the author of The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity and the Radical Remaking of Economics (Harvard Business School Press, 2006). Professor Beinhocker is a past Senior Fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Mary Ann Glynn is Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Management at Boston College (USA). Her research focuses on micro-level cognitive processes such as learning, creativity and intelligence, and their social embeddedness in larger systems of socio-cultural norms, institutional arrangements and status affiliations. She is the author of Cultural Entrepreneurship: A New Agenda for the Study of Entrepreneurial Identity and Institutions (with Michael Lounsbury, Cambridge University Press, 2019). Professor Glynn is a Past President of the Academy of Management and has served on the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and Organization Science.
Wendy Wheeler is Emeritus Professor of English Literature and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University (UK). Her research focuses on how formal and organisational patterns and semiosis in nature are repeated in cultural and aesthetic forms and meanings. She is the author of The Whole Creature: Complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture (Lawrence & Wishart, 2006) and Expecting the Earth: Life/Culture/Biosemiotics (Lawrence & Wishart, 2016). Professor Wheeler serves on the Editorial Board of Biosemiotics. In 2009 her essay "Creative Evolution: A Theory of Cultural Sustainability" (Comm, Pol. & Culture) was awarded the Dactyl Foundation Prize.
David Sloan Wilson is Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghampton University (USA). His research focuses on group selection and multi-selection processes, the nature of intraspecific variation, the evolution of ecological communities and human evolutionary biology. He is the author of Unto OthersThe Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior (with Elliott Sober, Harvard University Press, 1999), Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society (University of Chicago Press, 2002), Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think about Our Lives (Random House, 2007) and This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution (Pantheon, 2019). Professor Wilson is a former Guggenheim Fellow and a co-founder of the Evolution Institute.