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The Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: Disruptive Innovation and Growth - 10-12 June 2013

Professor Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School

Lecture One: A microeconomic theory of macroeconomic prosperity and decline - Monday 10 June, 5.30 p.m.
This lecture will propose a new theory of economic growth: disruptive innovation. It will propose the conditions that must exist in order for disruptive innovation to take root. The lecture will posit why most nations in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East historically have not been able to launch disruptive industries and therefore are mired in poverty, and explore what changes might be initiated to facilitate disruption in these nations. Finally, we will examine the role that financial institutions play in causing macroeconomic growth to start and to stop.

Lecture Two: Critical managerial decisions that most executives never make - Tuesday 11 June, 5.30 p.m.
The second lecture asserts that a reason why most companies f

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