School of Built Environment and Development Studies Seminar
 
Title: The importance of innovation management to industrial development: Lessons for South Africa
 
Speaker: John Bessant
 
Time: 11:30-12:50, FRIDAY 2 August 2013.
 
Venue: Seminar Room F213, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Google maps: -29.866933,30.981963
 
Originally a chemical engineer, Professor John Bessant has been active in research, teaching and consultancy in technology and innovation management for over 25 years. He currently holds the Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University where he is also Research Director. In 2003, he was awarded a Fellowship with the Advanced Institute for Management Research and was also elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Management. He served on the Business and Management Panel of both the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises. He has acted as advisor to various national governments and to international bodies including the United Nations, The World Bank and the OECD.
 
Professor Bessant is the author of over 20 books and monographs and many articles on the topic and has lectured and consulted widely around the world. His most recent books include Managing innovation (now in its 4th edition) and High involvement innovation (both published by John Wiley and Sons).
 
Upcoming seminars
 
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