Israel is rated as #1 in the rate of per capita R&D spending globally; #1 in the number of startups outside Silicon Valley; and #1 in per capita VC investments. There are more Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ than India, Japan and Korea combined. How has Israel become such a powerhouse of innovation and creativity? What elements of Israel's history and society made this possible? What is the "secret sauce" of the Israeli startups? What are the key elements of innovation management in the Israeli ecosystem, how it is different from the more common innovation management? How can it be used by managers from different countries and cultures?
The half course is a joint course together with 20-30 IDC's MBA students who already take an active role in the Israeli innovation ecosystem, provides a core academic grounding of some of the innovation methodologies used by leading entrepreneurs at Israel's blazing hi-tech economy. This course combines “in-class” online lectures with online talks by some of the country’s top companies (such as Mobileye, Riskified, Via Transportation, Lemonade, Waze, SiSense, AppsFlyer, Our Crowd, FundBox, MinuteMedia, Yotpo, SimilarWeb, MyHeritage, Monday, and Nexar). Lectures are led by IDC’s Professors together with prominent figures from the Israeli innovation scene, including entrepreneurs; top-angle investors; leaders of corporate innovation; and representatives of governmental entrepreneurship agencies. This combination of academic expertise mixed with streetwise proven experience of industry leaders is the heart of the course.
Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Business
Professor Netzer's expertise centers on one of the major business challenges of the data-rich environment: developing quantitative methods that leverage data to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior and guide firms' decisions. He focuses primarily on building statistical and econometric models to measure consumer preferences and understand how customer choices change over time, and across contexts. Most notably, he has developed a...