PROTECT YOUR CORE BUSINESS WHILE INNOVATING
Interview With Roger Chen, Professor, University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
ABOUT THE INTERVIEW
Corporate entrepreneurship and developing new business are daunting tasks to many big companies. This is because the organizational capabilities and processes required for innovation are drastically different from, and often even in conflict with, those required to maintain an established business.
How can companies overcome this fundamental tension between optimizing core business to meet near-term goals and fostering innovation to ensure long-term survival and growth?
Join us as Roger Chen, Professor at the University of San Francisco, answers this questions and much more.
Watch our Facebook Live interview here at 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT on April 24. No registration required.
Some of the questions we’ll cover with Professor Chen:
- What is it about innovation that makes it so difficult for big companies?
- Is there an inherent conflict between running core business and innovating?
- What strategies can company leaders use to make sure core business units and innovation teams work well together?
- Given the difficulties of doing innovation in-house, would companies be better off looking externally for innovation, such as through partnerships with startups?
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Professor Chen was a co-founder of the "Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Confidence Analysis and Index," as well as the Journal of Asia Business Studies. Dr. Chen has also provided consulting and executive training to many leading enterprise companies, including Panasonic, Intel China, Caterpillar, Michelin, V-Tech, Tyco Electronics, Lenovo, Volkswagen China, and Li-Ning. He is currently an adviser to the World Hearing Organization, Inc, a Silicon Valley start-up.