Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

The Organization of Innovation Systems at the Face-to-Face Level: Panel

Part of the third class in the series of IAP classes titled "Fundamentals of Science and Technology Public Policy-Making - Sci/Tech Policy Boot Camp."  The lecturer is William B. Bonvillian, Director at the MIT Washington Office.  This class will be more informal and more student-led.  We will note that although innovation systems function at the institutional level in the public and private sectors, as discussed in Class Two, they also must function at the personal, face-to-face level.  The class will first look at the psychology of the invention process itself, then review a series of breakthrough innovations and look at the R&D teams that assembled them, discussing the organizational rule sets that appear to be common to these great innovation groups.  The focus groups include Edison's "Invention Factory", Oppenheimer and Los Alamos, Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley at Bell Labs, Boyer and Swanson at Genetech, Venter and the genome project, and Robert Taylor and Xerox Parc.  The session will close with a review of lessons from a "great group" at DEC, where the founding innovation culture failed as the firm transitioned to a major corporation. 

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Professional and personal development

Professional and personal development

Category: Education | Updated 2 months ago

Created
March 15, 2012 13:42
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
1149 times

More from Professional and personal development

The Economic Drivers Behind Science and Technology Support: Introduction

The Economic Drivers Behind Science...

Added over 2 years ago | 00:11:52 | 1115 views

Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Leadership and Entrepreneurship

MIT World — special events and lectures

Added over 2 years ago | 01:52:00 | 26778 views

Alan Alda: The Art of Science Communication

Alan Alda: The Art of Science Commu...

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:00:00 | 23306 views

Putting Your Degree To Work! Career Strategies with Peter Fiske

Putting Your Degree To Work! Career...

Added over 1 year ago | 01:50:42 | 6651 views

How to Communicate to Establish Credibility and Authority Part 2

How to Communicate to Establish Cre...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:54:11 | 2466 views

GWAMIT Leadership Conference - Entrepreneurship Panel

GWAMIT Leadership Conference - Entr...

Added over 2 years ago | 01:19:00 | 24882 views