Instructor Bio

Dr. William A. Fischer is Emeritus Professor of Innovation Management at the International Institute for Management Development and Visiting Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He co-founded and co-directs the IMD program on Driving Strategic Innovation, in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He ws a professor and endowed chair on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1976-1998. He was President of the China Europe International Business School [CEIBS] in Shanghai from 1997 to 1999. He was awarded the Silver Magnolia award, Shanghai’s highest award for foreigners contributing to the city’s development, in 1999.
-His most recent books include: Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier has Changed the Way that Big Companies Transform [with Umberto Lago & Fang Liu], The Idea Hunter (2011) and Virtuoso Teams (2005) [both coauthored with Andy Boynton]. He authors a regular column for entitled “The Ideas Business," and has been recognized by a variety of sources for his professional presence on Twitter and as a leading innovation blogger.