Research

Current Research

Contact

Tel: 603-646-2156
vg@dartmouth.edu

Current Research

In his role as director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School, VG provides oversight to the center's research initiatives. The center is currently researching best practices for innovation. The center's approach to research is to create thoughtful learning partnerships with corporations. The center is seeking corporations that have made significant investments in innovation during the past few years, and that are anxious to learn through a study of their own efforts plus a comparison of their experiences to those of corporations in other industries.

With each partner, the center will gather information through document reviews and interviews. Then, the center will write case studies and analyses and draw conclusions based on comparisons between cases. No one case will represent a unique blueprint for success. Rather, each participating corporation will make an important contribution to a rich overall picture.

Partnerships

Learn from yourself
Experience can be the best teacher, but you have to sign up for the course! By working with the center, you'll be led through an independent, expert review of your own experience in managing a new and important venture. The center will help you identify your own best practices as well as any unceccessary barriers.
Learn from others
Over time, the center will accumulate case studies from many industries and will share these case studies with you. In addition, to the extent possible, the center will establish an informal network so that you can interact directly with other corporations in the study.
Lead your industry
You'll participate in the learning as it happens. The center will distribute each case study as it is produced. You'll be well aware of our conclusions long before our book is published.
Train your organization
The case studies that we will produce, both about your organization and other organizations in the consortium, are excellent training materials and can be used within your own executive development programs.
Public relations
Your company will be highlighted in case studies used in leading MBA and executive education programs around the world. This can have a positive impact on recruiting activities. Furthermore, your company will be highlighted in the book that will be published as a culmination of this effort.

For additional details about the center's research process, including time commitments, sample interview questions, and disclosure agreement, please visit the Center for Global Leadership for more information on their research project and partnerships ยป