Alberto Galasso on "The Management of Innovation"

Explore innovation management with Alberto Galasso and Mihkel Tombak at Rotman, University of Toronto, May 2024. Dive into technology capital creation and management. Limited in-person attendance.

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The Management of Innovation: Managing and Creating Technology Capital (University of Toronto Press, May 2024)


Alberto Galasso, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Managemet


Mihkel Tombak, Hatch Professor in Technology Management and Strategy, University of Toronto Mississauga & Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Book Synopsis:

Despite the importance of innovation for the growth of firms, industries, and the national economy, the strategic tools available to effectively manage and create new technologies are often neglected by entrepreneurs and corporate managers. The Management of Innovation examines how firms can leverage and create technology capital.

Over the past two decades, economists and management scholars have developed several new insights into how large companies and startups can be more innovative. Many of these research findings have not yet reached management practice. Alberto Galasso aims to address this issue by providing an accessible overview of the innovation literature and a discussion of the latest research findings.

The analysis considers the two key stages of the innovation process: technology management and technology creation. Each stage involves complex managerial decisions related to resource allocation and the assessment of relevant costs and benefits. This book examines the most frequent trade-offs that shape the innovation process across these two stages. It also provides an introduction to intellectual property and patent analytics. The Management of Innovation provides MBA students and practitioners with tools and insights to innovate successfully.

About our Speaker:

Alberto Galasso is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization. He is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He serves as co-editor for the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, as associate editor for the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and as a member of the editorial board for the Strategic Management Journal. His research agenda focuses on the determinants of innovative activity, the management of innovation and the functioning of markets for technology.

Mihkel Tombak is the Hatch Professor in Technology Management and Strategy at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He holds a cross-appointment with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is Associate Fellow, CIRANO. He has served on the faculties of European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), University of British Columbia, Helsinki School of Economics and Queen’s University. He has published articles in journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Management Science and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He has served in a consulting capacity for several private and government organizations including Canada Post, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, World Bank, Industry Canada, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Finland.

Event Logistics:

This event is available to attend in-person only.

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General Admission: In-Person Ticket Details

The event will be hosted in Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management (105 Saint George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6).

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