Yale University's Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) international student delegation
Prof. Miriam Erez speaking at GNAM Week to the international class of MBA students. Dean Mandelbaum sits in.
Global Network Weeks give MBA students and faculty within Yale's global network the opportunity to pursue intensive study at another network school, leveraging the expertise of that school.
This year's Technion GNAM Week, in March 2016, focused on "Start-up Nation" with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem in Israel. Technion's Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) hosted 40 affiliated business students from Brazil, China, India, Israel, Mexico, and Japan, as well as Yale (USA).
Prof. Miriam Erez, an Israel Prize laureate, described the Knowledge Center for Innovation, which she founded. She discussed creativity, innovation, and disruptive ideas, as well as the effect of the national culture on creativity and innovation. From day one, the culturally diverse students worked on a team project of developing new start-ups, which they presented at the end of the week.
Participants also visited incubators and start-ups both in Haifa and in Tel Aviv, and had a chance to meet faculty members, entrepreneurs, and a venture capitalist.
"IEM constitutes a diverse group of researchers living the notion of 'intrapreneurship' at Technion," said Prof. Avishai Mandelbaum, dean.