Companies across more and more industries, from automobiles and consumer goods to retailing and banking, are seeing their time-honoured ways of making money under threat. New technologies, rapidly changing customer needs, and challenger competitors are disrupting their comfortable business models. In this Business Briefing, Professor Peter Williamson will explain why building and leading a large and dynamic ecosystem of partners that reinforce, strengthen and help a company to innovate is now an important way to meet these challenges. His talk will then lay out, step by step, how to build and lead an ecosystem and leverage it to improve your company’s competitiveness. It will chart how companies can gain the ecosystem edge, a key advantage in meeting the challenges of disruption business sees all around it today.
Peter Williamson is Professor of International Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies at Jesus College Cambridge, both in the UK. His research and teaching interests have focused on the impacts of the globalisation of knowledge on multinational enterprises; nature and implications of the rise of emerging market multinationals; strategies and competitive advantages of Chinese companies; cross-border M&A; and business ecosystem innovation.
18:00-18:30 Registration and light refreshments 18:30-19:30 Business briefing 19:30-20:00 Networking, drinks & canapés reception
Guests should be aware the Club has a strictly enforced dress code. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie. Ladies are required to dress with commensurate formality.