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EMBA Master Class: Innovation

Marseille From 09:00 to 18:00

To learn more about what the Kedge Global MBA programme entails, we are pleased to invite you to a Free One-Day Master Class taught by Pierpaolo Andriani and James Toleman.

This opportunity will give you an insight into the organisation of our programme as well as provide you an excellent opportunity to exchange with our active participants and faculty.

About the master class: innovation

Innovation increasingly happens within decentralised ecosystems that span corporations, individuals and communities, interacting over evolving technological platforms. Therefore, the logic of business is changing: firm-centred innovation is giving way to ecosystem-centred innovation. In ecosystems, creativity and innovation thrive at the interfaces between different organizational functions, specialisms and ways of thinking. The future key challenge for managers is to learn how best capture distributed resources in the dynamic ecosystems. As no organization controls its ecosystems, managing innovation in the future requires new approaches, tools and sensitivity. Alongside limits to organizational control and the demise of traditional management models based on plan-control-and-execute logic, come gigantic opportunities enabled by cooperative ecosystems. 

About Pierpaolo Andriani

Pierpaolo Andriani is Professor in Complexity and Innovation Management at KEDGE Business School, France. He received his Ph.D. and MBA from Durham University, UK. Pierpaolo has had a background in physics and has been a Project Manager for various European research and development projects with several years’ experience in the laser industry. He holds visiting professorships in Korea (Sogang University), Italy (University of Milan, Udine, Lecce) and he was Visiting Scholar at UCLA. His research interests focus on the impact of complexity theory on innovation, organisational theory and entrepreneurship. He published his research 
in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Complexity, and Research Policy. 


About James Toleman

James Toleman

James TOLEMAN has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Industrial and Product Design. After graduating from the Central School of Art and Design in 1986, he began his career as 
a Product Designer, working for design agencies, including well known groups IDEO and Pentagram Design in California, Seymour Powell and Therefore Design in London. Recently, he has created a new urban surf brand at Decathlon and has worked with Proctor & Gamble consumer products. He then moved into consulting and started sharing his knowledge and experience as a lecturer with the KEDGE Design School in 2007. James is the winner of numerous internationally recognised design awards. In parallel to teaching and consulting, he has served as an Innovator, Project Leader and Manager with UX Innovation Design since 2000, building and managing expert teams to deliver increased market share and commercial growth through design. 


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