The Dhirubhai Ambani Professor
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Director, Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center
Research Interests: entrepreneurship, new venture management, organizational competence, strategic management
MGMT802 - Change, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
This course will provide students with a theoretical foundation and a set of practical tools for the management of innovation, and the change associated with it, both in corporate settings and start-up situations. For the purposes of the course, innovation is defined as the profitable commercialization of a new idea: product, market, process or technology. The theoretical background will be provided by multiple readings, your knowledge of which will be tested in a readings report. The practical tools will be provided via lecture/discussion sessions, your skills at which will be demonstrated in an innovation assessment for an actual innovation opportunity. In addition the teams will be required to present a proposed game-changing innovation that reconfigures the basis of competition in a selected industry.
Format: Lectures, discussion, interim reports, class participation, readings report, and presentations
MGMT802001 ( Syllabus )
MGMT802002 ( Syllabus )
MGMT810 - Social Entrepreneurship
The basic thesis of this elective course is that some societal problems, if attacked entrepreneurially, create opportunities for launching businesses that simultaneously generate profits and alleviate the societal problem. This approach generates societal wealth as well as entrepreneurial wealth. The course is distinguished from public sector initiatives to address social problems. Student teams are expected to develop a plan to launch a societal wealth generating business. The preference is for them to begin the course with already conceived ideas for entrepreneurial solutions to social problems. They may also join a team to work on a project proposed by a student who already has a business idea.
Format: Lecture, discussion, live case studies (discussions of progress reports of students own ventures).
MGMT212401 ( Syllabus )
MGMT810401 ( Syllabus )