Innovation: Growth — How to Create New Growth Business


Date Wednesday March 28th 2012
Time 5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

PARC Forum

This PARC Forum invited expert talk is part of a special series with 10 speakers on 10 aspects of innovation… because we’re celebrating the “Power of 10” years of practicing open innovation (since being incorporated as an independent subsidiary in 2002)! View other talks in this series here. If you’re not already a member of the PARC Forum invited expert series mailing list, you can sign up for advance announcements via email or feeds here.


Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and award-winning author. His research, consulting, and teaching interests center on the management of technological innovation and finding new markets for new technologies.

Clayton's book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, received the Global Business Book Award (1998), and he has won the McKinsey Award -- which is given annually to the author of the best articles published in Harvard Business Review -- five times. Clayton serves as a consultant to the management teams of many of the world’s leading corporations. He co-founded four successful companies: CPS Technologies, a materials science firm; Innosight, a management consulting firm; Rose Park Advisors, an investment management company; and The Innosight Institute, which extends his research on health care and education.

Clayton holds MBA and DBA degrees from the Harvard Business School; an M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar; and a B.A. in economics from Brigham Young University. He and his wife live in Belmont, MA and are the parents of five children and five grandchildren.


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