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Mumbai: Harvard Business School (HBS) will host an executive education program, Driving Growth Through Innovation–India, from August 19 to 22, 2013 at the HBS classroom, Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Designed for leaders responsible for the development and marketing of new products and services, participants will examine the latest tools and strategies for managing today’s diverse risks and to position their company for future success. Driving Growth Through Innovation—India is being offered for the second time in Mumbai this August following the successful launch of the inaugural session last year.
“Today executives are challenged to do more with less, yet have to keep their companies at the forefront of innovation. The Driving Growth Through Innovation – India program explores new approaches to aligning product development with corporate strategy, reinventing strategic innovation systems, assessing disruptive technologies and bringing innovative products and services to the market. ” Stefan H. Thomke, William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration, and faculty chair of HBS Executive Education in India and "Driving Growth Through Innovation—India."
Focused on the core challenges of managing innovation in an evolving marketplace, this program will empower participants to develop and market innovative products and services by identifying and leveraging new opportunities. By balancing corporate strategy with effective execution, this leadership training program presents new methodologies and tools to help executives manage innovation day to day and to help a company sustain long-term competitive advantage.
“Through dynamic lectures, classroom discussions, real-world case studies, and small group activities, Driving Growth Through Innovation—India explores new ways of thinking about managing growth. Whether your company is already doing business in India or is contemplating entering that market for the first time, this leadership development program will help participants to focus their products or services around innovation-driven growth. As participants become familiar with a carefully designed set of methodologies and tools, they will be better prepared to tailor a coherent and consistent approach for innovating development processes, products and services, achieve strategic goals and gain corporate advantage,” David E. Bell, George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business at HBS and faculty member of Driving Growth Through Innovation—India.
As with all HBS Executive Education programs, the India portfolio will be taught by members of the School’s own full-time faculty using the HBS case method.Faculty lectures, discussions, and assessment tools will create a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes participation with a diverse group of peers. Thiswill broaden a participant’s professional network through close interaction with an elite group of Indian and global peers who represent diverse industries and functions from research to product and service development.

For more information, please contact:
Jim Aisner, +1 617-495-6157,
Rujuta Kothari, Ogilvy Public Relations,
Pallavi RaoOgilvy Public Relations,
Program Details: A list of upcoming programs scheduled for the 2013 and 2014 India portfolio can be found below. For further information on the HBS programs and to apply, please visit the program websites. 
(November 18-21, 2013, Mumbai, India)
Rohit Deshpandé, Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of the "Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning" and "Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India."
Karthik Ramanna, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting & Management Unit; Faculty Teaching Team HBS MBA course "Leadership and Corporate Accountability."

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential – India

(December 4-7, 2013, Mumbai, India)
Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration. Faculty cochair of the HBS Leadership Initiative; member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of the "High Potentials Leadership Program," "Leading with Impact: Staying on the Fast Track," and "Maximizing Your Leadership Potential – India."
Anthony Mayo, Thomas S. Murphy Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Director of the Leadership Initiative. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
(January 15–18, 2014 Mumbai, India)
Thomas J. DeLong, Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit and the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; course head for the required MBA course on Leadership and Organizational Behavior; and faculty chair of "Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms—India."
Rajiv Lal, Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing. Member of the Marketing Unit; faculty chair of the "General Management Program" and faculty cochair of "Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity—India."
Ashish Nanda, Robert Braucher Professor of Law from Practice. Faculty chair of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for Law and Professions at Harvard Law School.

Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity – India

(March 6–8, 2014 Mumbai, India)
Ranjay Gulati, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of the "Advanced Management Program"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity—India."
Rajiv Lal, Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing. Member of the Marketing Unit; faculty cochair of "Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity—India."
Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success – India
(June 23–26, 2014 Mumbai, India)
John A. Davis, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Families in Business: From Generation to Generation" and "Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success—India."
Deepak Malhotra, Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit.

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