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Thu 31st Oct 2013
The InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Conference 2013: Shaping Your Organisation for Success
31 Oct 2013
October 31, 2013
Time: 31 October: 10.30-16.30; 1 November: 09.30-16.30-
The conference will explore how innovation can stimulate economic recovery. The keynote speaker is Professor Robert Simons from Harvard Business School, and you will also get to hear from members of the local business community in a panel discussion, as well as the latest research in innovation from leading academics. You can view an outline schedule of the conference and register to attend on the following website:
At this two-day conference, Professor Simons will deliver two keynote addresses:
Designing Competitive Organizations
In this presentation, Robert Simons will discuss best practices for designing an organization that can compete successfully in highly competitive markets. Participants will learn how to shape organization structures and accountability systems to promote innovation and entrepreneurial behavior. Participants will also learn techniques to stimulate interactive networks and tools for building a culture committed to helping others innovate and achieve shared goals.
The Entrepreneurial Gap: How Managers Adjust Span of Accountability and Span of Control to Implement Business Strategy
During this session, Robert Simons will discuss research that illustrates the power of organization systems and structures in promoting innovation and entrepreneurial behavior. Based on a series of field studies, Simons will demonstrate how managers adjust span of accountability and span of control to implement different strategies. In some cases, managers may choose to use these techniques to motivate employees to take risks and innovate. In other circumstances, managers may choose to limit innovation to protect quality and safety standards. Implications for business managers and academic researchers will be discussed.
This lecture will be of interest to established organizations and businesses, start-ups, government bodies, academics, policy makers and anyone who is interested in stimulating the local economy.
Created by Christopher Morrow