Does Competition Promote Planet-Saving Innovation? | Technological Leadership Institute
Dr. Alfred Marcus, PhD
Using a series of case studies from his recent book, "Innovations in Sustainability: Food and Fuel," Dr. Alfred Marcus will examine the progress, obstacles, competition and evolution of sustainable innovations in such companies as Tesla, General Motors, Toyota, General Mills, Kellogg, Whole Foods and Walmart, reflecting on lessons learned and shedding light on the challenges that lie ahead.
About the Speaker
Dr. Alfred Marcus, author of "Innovations in Sustainability: Fuel and Food," is a professor and the Edson W. Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership at the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute. From 1995-2001, he was also chair of the Strategic Management and Organization Department at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He has consulted with numerous major corporations, including IBM, 3M and Xcel Energy, and has received grants from government agencies. Since 2006 he also has taught in the MBA program of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from Harvard University.