Ron Adner


Innovation Ecosystems

Ron Adner

Innovation Ecosystems

Ron Adner is The David T. McLaughlin Chaired Professor and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Tuck, he was the Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management at INSEAD, where he served on the faculty for ten years.

Dr. Adner’s award winning research introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value.His book, The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss, has been heralded as a path-breaking guide to successful innovation in an interdependent world. Among other honors, it was named a Best Business Book of the Year by Strategy+Business.

On September 25, 2017, 30 executives from 9 companies, and 8 students from NTNU met at Ringe Musikkmuseum. 

Professor Adner quickly took off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves and gave a higly engaging seminar on the hidden dependencies of innovation. 

One of the “perks” of PIMS Executive Forums is the opportunity to engage with international thought leaders both one-on-one during breaks and lunch (here represented by Karen Heskja from DNB).

And in plenary discussions, first is Viktoria Vinnik (and Lise Winther) from Yara, and Alf-Egil Bogen from Novelda.