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 you 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
This is a course on creating a business to attack a social problem and thereby accomplish both social impact and financial sustainability. For this course, social entrepreneurship is defined as entrepreneurship used to profitably confront social problems. This definition therefore views social entrepreneurship as a distinct alternative to public sector initiatives. The basic thesis is that many social problems, if looked at through an entrepreneurial lens, create opportunity for someone to launch a venture that generates profits by alleviating that social problem. This sets in motion a virtuous cycle - the entrepreneur is incented to generate more profits and in so doing, the more the profits made,the more the problem is alleviated. Even if it is not possible to eventually create a profit-making enterprise, the process of striving to do so can lead to a resource-lean not-for-profit entity.
MGMT893 - Advanced Study Project for Entrepreneurial Management