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EIB B213: Leading Transformational Growth

Course Description

The course examines the transformation of fledgling ventures into resilient, high-impact enterprises. The challenges include setting ambitious goals, making strategic choices about organizational structures, control systems, norms, product lines, geographic expansion and so on, and effectively implementing these strategies. Although the cases deal mainly with young firms (and thus naturally complement the Starting New Ventures Course) the readings and class discussions cover issues of leadership, organizational development and design, incentives, culture etc. that arise in many settings, including the non-profit sector. Similarly, the course and case discussions also seek to cultivate a holistic pragmatism that characterizes the effective leadership of mature as well as emerging organizations. The final paper can be turned into a capstone project.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.