15.369 Corporate Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Technology-Based New Business Development

Fall 2007

A diagram that illustrates innovation ecosystems.
A combination of entrepreneurs, technology, and capital can yield innovation. (Figure from Lecture 5 notes.)

Course Description

This course is about "corporate entrepreneurship", my label for the alternative approaches that existing firms use to generate new technology-based products and businesses. It emphasizes various kinds of internal ventures and multiple "external" collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. Basis for the new knowledge presented in this course is a combination of academic research and my personal experience supplemented by that of the several guest lecturers.
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Prof. Val Livada

Course Meeting Times

1 session / week for 7 weeks
2.5 hours / session