Accelerating Innovation Through Corporate Venturing
Large companies find themselves under increasing pressure to ensure rapid innovation. Not surprisingly, corporate venturing activities (CVA) are often at the top of boards and top executives' agenda. But can corporate venturing be an effective tool to identify valuable opportunities and build new businesses? – if executed well, it offers interesting avenues to accelerate innovation, open the doors for interactions with startups and foster overall growth for large corporations. Yet, for many companies, building new businesses—especially those that are substantially different from the parent organization's existing business—remains unfamiliar and challenging. What is the best way forward?
During the webinar Professors Claudia Zeisberger and Vibha Gaba discuss corporate venturing as an effective tool to identify valuable opportunities and build new businesses - and why it's popularity has grown exponentially in the past year.
Insights into Entrepreneurial Business Models
Do most entrepreneurs identify promising business opportunities and then build a business model to fit, or do they first find a novel business model and build the business around it? Watch this on-demand webinar with Professor Henning Piezunka to find out.
During the webinar Professor Piezunka shares his thoughts and insights into entrepreneurial business models and how they are developed. This is followed by a short overview of the Entrepreneurship: New Business Ventures Programme.
Randel Carlock, programme director for The Family Enterprise Challenge, and Keng-Fun Loh, Managing Partner at Family and Business Learning, present their new book.
The importance of family business longevity extends far beyond family owners. Accounting for 70 percent of global GDP and 60 percent of global employment, family firms are among the main drivers of growth and innovation in today’s economy.
Hans Wahl, Director of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, comments on the concept of social business. He says that the bottom of the pyramid market is where the real dynamic growth is, but traditional companies don't know the market well enough to feel comfortable entering. He adds that smart companies are identifying this opportunity and striking partnerships with social enterprises.
Centres of Excellence
Le 26 - 28 janvier 2021, le Centre Wendel pour l’Entreprise Familiale inaugure un cours de trois jours dédié aux membres d’entreprises familiales. L’objectif de cette formation est de mettre en exergue la singularité de ces entreprises aux enjeux pluriels.
The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative leverages expertise in management education and training to develop and deliver the world’s best executive training for social entrepreneurs. More fundamentally, the Initiative brings together faculty and academic expertise to bear upon the unique challenges faced by social entrepreneurs.