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About the Course

You may have noticed that what is new often behaves differently than what has become accepted over time, whether it is in a market, or a technology, or involves people and firms. Much research supports these general ideas, and this course builds on them to help you develop a perspective on managing innovation. That is, you will build your capability to lead and design your organization in effectively implementing innovation initiatives and achieving their strategic intent. To do this, you will learn a set of frameworks, tools, and concepts that can help you address several important challenges in managing innovation. The first challenge regards how to successfully implement innovation efforts within established firms and alongside established businesses. You then investigate the particulars of managing innovation when disruptive technologies are involved. Other topics include leadership of new product development teams, planning and evaluation of innovation initiatives, and management of innovation across organizational boundaries, as happens with alliances or virtual firms....

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Feb 26, 2019



Jun 21, 2020

Thank you Professor Geoff Love for providing such an insightful class! Your analysis in each lecture videos gives me a great understanding of the mechanisms of managing innovation initiatives.

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By Steve L

Aug 30, 2018

This course covers a very broad scope of managing innovation, from theoretical basis to practices, from nature of innovations to organizations. It helps to open my mind about innovation and more effective practices for managing innovations.

By Emeka J E

May 08, 2019

This course is such and inspiring course. the prof delivers it with a lot of passion, clarity and simplicity.

By Josh M

May 05, 2019

Just really loved working on these subjects and the growth I have received taking the course. Well executed.

By Swapnil D

Jul 17, 2019

Great learning! Well explained concepts and well presented by the professor! I enjoyed this learning.


Sep 10, 2020

Excellent course with greater perspectives on how to initiative Innovation within an organization

By Raj B

May 06, 2018

Its best class with lot of research based content and very useful for innovation management

By Randy R

May 03, 2019

An extraordinary course with phenomenal insight from Professor Love!

By Felipe R

May 08, 2018

Great course. Must take before embarking on any innovative endeavor.

By Alejandro C

Apr 27, 2020

Excellent course. Well structured, easy to go through and engaging.

By Vinicio D S

May 07, 2019

Excellent course in execution and managing challenging innovation.

By Andrés B R

Nov 24, 2019

Excelente muy claro en la explicación de conceptos y definiciones

By Oscar D D L T

Aug 22, 2020

Excelent course , very well structured and with clear concepts!!

By Deshmukh H S

May 20, 2020

The course is very extensive and helps bring in new prespectives

By Oladotun O A

May 13, 2020

What a very interesting course. I'm glad I took this class.

By Armand R

Dec 01, 2017

Excellent course with great insights! Highly recommended.

By Cotfasa A

May 09, 2020

Love Prof. Love and the material ..will keep exploring!

By Andre J A

Aug 14, 2020

Excellent course and highly effective an recommend i

By Phoa J L

Jun 09, 2020

Very well taught with good structured content.

By Hector R

May 20, 2020

Great course with real-life applications


Aug 20, 2020

Innovation obviously involves different stages. Ideation sort of come off easy for all but the most challenging part is the other side of innovation - EXECUTION. This is were companies struggle to birth their vision. A lot of this is attributed to the organization's leadership style, core rigidity due to core capabilities, less collaboration amongst functional systems/units, people and the organization's inherited culture. Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives, has helped in addressing this less popular side of innovation by addressing the above listed elements whilst torching the path to efficient execution of innovation initiatives. Glad to be a recipient of this wealth of knowledge

By Dejan C

May 04, 2018

Great course, everyone thirsty for innovation and entrepreneurship should look no further. The course helps to understand all the uncertainties, difficulties and contingencies one can expect when dealing with the innovations. I would recommend it for all who holds that tiny sparkle of entrepreneurship in themselves.

By Priyanka R

Apr 13, 2020

Capability to lead and design a organisation by effectively implementing innovation initiatives and achieving the strategic intent. The course had a great instructor Mr. Geoff Love, brought the ideas in simple manner of understanding and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this course.


Sep 30, 2020

This course showed me to innovate it is not enough to have a good idea, executing it with excellence is key to be successful. Also, the hope is not a method, rather than learned concepts, it has given me a guide to build a sustainable and repeatable innovation process in my business.

By Gwen P

May 05, 2018

One of the best management classes I've had the opportunity to take. If you want to be better at leading teams, at implementing innovative effectively, whether a manager or a team contributor, this class will absolutely give you a leg up.

By Marco M

May 02, 2020

An excellent course. It explained different topics providing clear explanations and useful references for further study. The two assignments were a very useful exercise to better assimilate the concepts learned.