LEADING THE OPEN ENTERPRISE: A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE

Over the past two decades, industry stalwarts and startups alike have deployed a spectrum of “open” strategies and structures such as multi-sided platforms, user-innovation communities, and ecosystems to (co)create customer and economic value in collaboration with resources outside the enterprise.

This wasn’t always the case.  For much of the 20th century, firms operated with a “closed” organizational construct in which value was presumed to be created inside the enterprise—with resources owned by the enterprise—and then pushed out to the market for consumption.

The operational dimensions of open organizational strategies and structures have become clearer in recent years, but much less is known about how to lead an open enterprise strategically. New leadership paradigms and practices are needed.

In this session, you will gain insight into the strategic leadership dimensions of open organizational strategies from Dr. Annika Steiber, Director of the Rendanheyi Center Silicon Valley and Professor at Menlo College, and Dr. Mark Greeven, Thinkers 50-ranked professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD Business School.  The session will be moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, a leading thinker in enterprise strategy, leadership, and transformation in the digital age.

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