MIT 2006 Innovations in Management conference showcases MIT Sloan School of Management faculty research that has a direct bearing on the innovation process and its implications for corporate performance.
Faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management is developing deep insight into the challenges of global markets. Working with leaders from international corporations, they are examining issues of innovation, global entrepreneurship, and global knowledge creation and sharing, as well as international labor practices and finding better ways of developing better products globally.
The 5th Annual Innovations in Management Conference has been designed to help senior managers stay abreast of strategic approaches to management in a global environment. Special highlights include:
- PRODUCTS vs. SERVICES – Which is the better business model?
With low-cost competition from China, creating a successful products company is becoming increasingly hard to do.
- CREATING PRODUCTS GLOBALLY – Evolving best practices
How competitive fi rms are thinking strategically about global product development processes.
- GLOBAL INNOVATION STRATEGY – Making the most of distributed talent
How firms are tapping into open global sources of knowledge to solve their most difficult scientific problems.
The conference’s program has been designed to share important new findings on innovation and leadership in global business practice from Sloan’s internationally-renowned faculty:
- The Globalization of Science
Fiona E. Murray, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
- How Industry Works with MIT Through the ILP
Todd Glickman, Associate Director, MIT Office of Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program
- Creating Products Globally
Steven D. Eppinger, GM Leaders for Manufacturing Professor of Management Deputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
- The Changing World Economy
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Accelerating Time to Market with Globalized R&D
Pascal Viginier, Executive Vice President of R&D, France Telecom
- Global Labor Standards
Richard M. Locke, Alvin J. Siteman Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Creating and Exploiting Virtual Diamonds
Donald R. Lessard, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Products vs. Services: Which is the Better Business Model, in Software and other Industries?
Michael A. Cusumano, Sloan Management Review Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
- How to Get Others to Innovate for You: Lessons from the Global Pharmaceutical Industry and Open Source Communities
Karim Lakhani, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
- The Dynamics of Leadership and Innovation
Nelson Repenning, Associate Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
- China and India: Competitive Challenges
Yasheng Huang, China Program Associate Professor in International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management