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Gordon Institute of Business Science Course

Corporate Innovation


15 Aug, 2024

Course overview

Can your business survive without innovation?

Businesses today no longer have the luxury of choosing whether to innovate or not. Regardless of internal resistance to change, external factors drive innovation across the globe. And if your business ignores that pressure, it is unlikely to succeed. While there’s no blueprint for innovation to suit all organisations, there are basic principles which leaders should be aware of.

Course curriculum


Course outcomes

What will you learn?

  • Introduction and Intrapreneurship: what is innovation, 10 pillars of innovation, intrapreneurs and the innovator’s framework
  • Philosophy of Corporate Innovation: know why you are innovating, parts and paradoxes of value creation, collaboration with key stakeholders, simplicity and strategic leverages, understanding context
  • Strategies and Tactics for Corporate Innovation: strategies and tactics for corporate innovation, the ADKAR management model, the innovation pipeline
  • Culture for Corporate Innovation: the internal environment, creating innovative teams

Who would benefit?

  • Junior, middle, senior and executive management
  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Managers and leaders wanting to enhance their intrapreneurial flair, increase their capability to lead innovative teams and promote innovation within their organisations


Dr Jefferson Yu-Jen Chen

Course summary

Duration: Between 8 and 12 hours at your own pace. You will have access to the platform for 2 months.
Certification On completion you will receive: A Certificate of Attendance A Digital Credential to use on your LinkedIn profile
Language: English

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Corporate Innovation

Dr Jefferson Yu-Jen Chen

Dr Jefferson Yu-Jen Chen is a full-time faculty member of GIBS and a consultant across various sectors. Dr Chen is also involved in designing and lecturing executive education modules aimed at fostering innovative leaders, strategists and consultants.

Dr Chen holds two PhDs, one of which focuses on enhancing the collective intelligence of teams for corporate innovation.

Prior to joining GIBS, Dr Chen was employed by the CSIR for eight years and before that spent four years managing his family-owned retail businesses.

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