Prof. Charles Dhanaraj

Professor of Strategy and Global Leadership

Temple University, USA & IMD Switzerland

Personal Biography

Charles Dhanaraj is H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest Professor of Strategy at Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA and also Professor of Strategy at IMD Switzerland. In addition, he serves as the Executive Director of the Executive Doctorate Program, and Founding Director of Center for Translational Research in Business at Temple University.  Charles’ research focuses on strategic partnerships, global innovation, and strategic leadership. He has published in several top journals and has received several awards for his research and teaching. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of Academy of International Business (AIB).

Charles worked with the Tata group of companies for several years in corporate strategy and operations management prior to his academic career. He has worked with several global organizations such as Eli Lilly, Sanofi, Cummins, Danske Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Saudi Arabia American Bank (SAAB), Unicredit, Pernod Riccard, Maersk Drilling, Arla, Dekra, Valmet, Deloitte, Sika, and Hilti among others.

An engineer from IIT Madras (India), with Masters degrees in engineering and business, Charles earned his PhD in business from Ivey Business School, Canada.

Presentation Abstract

Championing Innovation: Leveraging Your Customers, Employees and Partners

Innovation is the new normal in business. Digitization, shifting economic power in global markets, growing concern for the environment, changing demographics and other global trends are forcing every business to “innovate or die.”  Yet, driving innovation can be a challenging process for most leaders, and harder still is making innovation a core value of the organizational culture.  Business leaders are constantly challenged to promote innovation without putting business viability and competitive position at risk, or to give employee autonomy without losing organizational control.  Employees, Customers, and Partners are three powerful forces for innovation, yet only a few unleash their full potential.  Learn some effective steps how you can champion innovation in your organization.

Presentation Time

Business Forum

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:45 - 11:30

FEICA Conference