In an economic downturn, many companies slow or stall new investments. Yet, for many companies—whether in India or around the globe—this represents a missed opportunity. Because a downturn creates new needs and opportunities and reduces competition, it's an ideal time to invest in innovations that will bear fruit once the downturn has ended. This program helps you identify and invest in emerging opportunities, minimize risks, and foster innovation-driven growth—helping you position your company for greater success when India's economic conditions improve.

What You Can Expect

By balancing corporate strategy with effective execution, this leadership development program presents new ways to help you manage innovation day to day—and help your company sustain competitive advantage over the long term. You'll also acquire the global vision to invest in new opportunities while your competitors are slowing down, seize a greater proportion of market share, and emerge with a distinct competitive advantage.

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By balancing corporate strategy with effective execution, this leadership development program presents new ways to help you manage innovation day to day—and help your company sustain competitive advantage over the long term. You'll also acquire the global vision to invest in new opportunities while your competitors are slowing down, seize a greater proportion of market share, and emerge with a distinct competitive advantage.

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Your Course of Study

Focused on the practices of today's most successful companies in India and around the world, this program offers strategic insights into a wide range of innovation challenges and opportunities. Specifically, you'll explore new approaches to aligning product development with corporate strategy, reinventing strategic innovation systems, assessing disruptive technologies, and bringing leading-edge products and services to market.

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Focused on the practices of today's most successful companies in India and around the world, this program offers strategic insights into a wide range of innovation challenges and opportunities. Specifically, you'll explore new approaches to aligning product development with corporate strategy, reinventing strategic innovation systems, assessing disruptive technologies, and bringing leading-edge products and services to market.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Designed for leaders who are responsible for the development and marketing of new products and services in large, established companies, this HBS Executive Education program is well suited for vice presidents, directors, and senior managers in a variety of functional business areas. Cross-functional or intradepartmental teams also are encouraged to apply.

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Designed for leaders who are responsible for the development and marketing of new products and services in large, established companies, this HBS Executive Education program is well suited for vice presidents, directors, and senior managers in a variety of functional business areas. Cross-functional or intradepartmental teams also are encouraged to apply.

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Harvard Business School in India

As part of Harvard's mission to build a truly global university, HBS has been cultivating stronger and deeper connections with India's business community for more than a decade. We began by conducting case studies on companies operating in India. Over time, our commitment has expanded to include development initiatives for faculty in India, specialized education programs, analysis of local business challenges through the India Research Center, and a state-of-the-art classroom at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. HBS is dedicated to fostering a worldwide exchange of knowledge that will drive economic growth in India and around the world.

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As part of Harvard's mission to build a truly global university, HBS has been cultivating stronger and deeper connections with India's business community for more than a decade. We began by conducting case studies on companies operating in India. Over time, our commitment has expanded to include development initiatives for faculty in India, specialized education programs, analysis of local business challenges through the India Research Center, and a state-of-the-art classroom at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. HBS is dedicated to fostering a worldwide exchange of knowledge that will drive economic growth in India and around the world.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Stefan H. Thomke

William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; faculty chair of HBS Executive Education in India and "Driving Growth Through Innovation—India"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Product Innovation."

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David E. Bell

George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business. Head of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of the "Agribusiness Seminar" and the "Agribusiness Seminar—An Asian Offering."

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Stefan H. Thomke

William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; faculty chair of HBS Executive Education in India and "Driving Growth Through Innovation—India"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Product Innovation."

David E. Bell

George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business. Head of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of the "Agribusiness Seminar" and the "Agribusiness Seminar—An Asian Offering."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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