Innovation Management and Innovation Strategy


    Program in Innovation Management and Innovation Strategy

  • ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE FORUM: Three or four times a year, we bring together a small group of executives from each of the participating companies with leading thinkers and scholars in the fields of innovation and strategy to discuss central issues in innovation management and strategy, and a small group of doctoral and master students at that work in this area. The Executive Forums includes a mix of lectures, group and plenary discussions and Q&A with international thought leaders.

Latest innovation workshops

Georg von Krogh
22 JUNE 2022

Open and simple: The secrets to digital innovation

Georg von Krogh is a Professor at ETH Zurich and holds the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation and specializes in competitive strategy, digital innovation, and organizational knowledge. His workshop focused on core principles of organizing for digital innovation, namely organizational openness to external knowledge and process simplification.
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Rita McGrath
29 AUG 2019

Rita McGrath - Seeing around corners

Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on innovation and growth strategies with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. She was here to visit, introduce and pre-launch her new book “Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before they Happen”. She reminded us how transient advantages are and show us a new playbook for strategy.
Amy Edmondsen
13 MAY 2019

Fearless Organizations & SMN Challenge

Amy Edmondson, who is the Novartis Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School, talked about how you make your organization fearless in a way that builds its capability.
Wendy Smith
13 MAR 2019

The Power of Paradox

Wendy Smith is a professor of organizational behavior at Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. She is one of the leading experts in the world on managing paradox in organizations. Professor Smith has taught MBAs and undergraduates at University of Delaware, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania.
Marshall Van Alstyne
6 DEC 2018

Digital Platforms and Business Model Innovation

Marshall Van Alstyne is along with his co-authors the world’s leading authority on digital platforms and how they transform businesses. This does not only apply to companies like Facebook, Amazon, Uber and Airbnb, but traditional companies from clothing, automotive, utilities, banks and financial companies are rapidly moving toward the two-sided markets on networked businesses.
Amy Edmondsen
11 SEP 2018

Reverse Seminar: Current Problems in Innovation and Strategy

This seminar focused on two challenges posed by PIMS member companies. In the morning session we addressed a challenge from BKK related to organizing innovation, and after lunch we addressed a challenge from Equinor related to leading digitalization initiatives. Professor Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School facilitated our discussion.
Paul Verdin
25 MAY 2018

Strategy Revisited: Creating and Capturing Value

Paul Verdin has Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow with Nobel Laureate Tom Schelling and former Labor Secretary Bob Reich at the JF Kennedy School. He combined this with work at McKinsey, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, the I.M.F. & the World Bank.
Roberto Verganti
15 FEB 2018

Leadership in a World Overcrowded with Opportunities

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, where he directs the Leadin'Lab, the laboratory for LEADership, Design and Innovation. He has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School twice, at the Copenhagen Business School and at the California Polytechnic University

Corporate Innovation In Focus

PIMS workshops were originally orchestrated to bring together the best scholars of innovation for PhD candidate workshops. Today PIMS continues to engage members of the PIMS industry research network, gathering leaders from institutions in Scandinavia, Europe and the United States for intensive seminars in the sphere of corporate innovation.
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