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Ian MacMillan

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.

  • MGMT810 - Social Entrepreneurship

    The basic thesis of this elective course is that many social 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 social enterprise. The teams will also generate presentations of two proposals focused on the identification of opportunities for large established firms to create a bottom of the pyramid business that will significantly boost social wealth in a target country.

  • MGMT893 - Advanced Study Project for Entrepreneurial Management