“X” and “Garage” Units, blessing or blight?

Welcome to a webinar at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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Wednesday, 9 September, 2020 09:00 - 10:00 CET

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Many of Sweden's larger companies have initiatives focused on new business development. How these units operate are different but typically share the same ambition.

A recent study shows that ideas developed within special business units (often referred to as “garage” or “X”) have a comparatively short survival time within the company.

Results from the study indicate that the problem lies in the cultural clash that arises when representatives from the new units meet representatives from the established organization.

Now that many companies have or are in the process of setting up special business units, this is a problem we need to address.

Programme and participants

During this webinar, Professor Ivo Zander will present findings from his work on the subject. Discussion and exchange experiences around the subject with participants; Brendan Ives, Head of Division X at Telia, Erik Ekudden, Group Chief Technology Officer at Ericsson, Katarina Brud, Director of MobilityX . Moderator: Christine Demsteader

This webinar is brought to you by IVAs ongoing work with entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship through the Entrepreneurship Academy and IVAs project Research2Business

Contact information

Gustaf Wahlström
Project Coordinator
Phone +46 8-791 30 04

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