How to increase innovation in any organization
Entrepreneurship goes beyond starting and running new businesses. All organizations need people who think like entrepreneurs to innovate, move forward and stay ahead.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Rajshree Agarwal to talk about the importance of entrepreneurship within firms and how employees and managers can be more innovative.
Agarwal is a chaired professor in strategy and entrepreneurship and the academic director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Her research interests focus on the implications of entrepreneurship and innovation for industry and firm evolution. Her recent projects examine the micro-foundations of macro phenomena, linking knowledge diffusion among firms, industries, and regions to the underlying mechanisms of employee entrepreneurship and mobility. Agarwal has published articles in top academic journals and won numerous awards for her work. Consistent with her interests in innovation, she strives to incorporate the latest pedagogical technologies in her teaching, and has won many awards for teaching excellence and a demonstrated increase in teaching productivity.