Innovation, Leadership and Culture for Innovation

04-11-2020 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Innovation, Leadership and Culture for Innovation

This workshop is designed to help participant SME owner/managers build their strategic leadership capacity and enhance the cultural and structural effectiveness of their organisation for innovation.

With the onset of advanced technologies, globalisation and the need to be able to respond to constant change in increasingly complex environments, the innovation process has been supported by the utilisation of new information and communication technologies.

However, although technical tools can support knowledge management linked to innovation, such approaches in their own right do not create competitive advantage because they are readily available to others. The creation of competitive advantage rests fundamentally in relational tools that challenge organisations, to post, share, screen, rate, adapt, blend, enhance and ultimately implement new ideas. This workshop will be hosted by both Professor Pawan Budhwar and Professor Mark Gilman

The section delivered by Pawan will be to give an overview regarding developments in the three respective fields and create avenues for the attendees to learn by participating in short exercises and instruments helpful for self-reflection. The key learning outcomes expected from attending the meeting include knowledge sharing, learning from others, and useful self-reflections important for ‘continuous professional development’.

About Pawan

Pawan Budhwar is 50thAnniversary Professor of International HRM at Aston Business School. He is also the Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor International, the Joint Director of Aston India Centre for Applied Research at Aston University and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management. 

He received his PhD from Manchester Business School. He is the co-founder and first President of the Indian Academy of Management, an affiliate of AOM. Pawan has published over 120 articles in leading journals on topics related to people management, with a specific focus on India. He has also written and/or co-edited 21 books on HRM-related topics for different national and regional contexts. He is Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Higher Education Academy, the British Academy of Management and the Indian Academy of Management, and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).