Special Lecture: Building a Management Culture of Innovation: Lessons Learned from Architects and Designers

Thursday, March 19, 2015
19:00 - 20:30
(door opens at 18:45)
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall, Room 402 (Access)
English (no translation provided)
Registration is now closed.

Lecture Topic

Building a Management Culture of Innovation: Lessons Learned from Architects and Designers

Are you interested in becoming an innovative leader? In recent years, the majority of executives identified innovation as a top priority for their organizations. To achieve this, many organizations and business schools turned to design fields for inspiration to rethink management culture. “Design Thinking” emerged as a trend within education, business journals and the popular press to answer management’s problems. Unfortunately, despite the investment in innovation, many organizations are not seeing the results they hope for. What lessons can be learned from architects and designers to build more effective cultures of innovation in organizations? This talk will explore recent research on the way architects work and new teaching methodologies applied in the classroom to create a new type of business professional: the Business Designer.

About the Lecturer

James Moustafellos

Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems and Associate Director of the Center for Design + Innovation, Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Mr. Moustafellos is engaged in design, production, research and entrepreneurship. He is co-principal of Intellectual Property LLC, an interdisciplinary research and design studio based in Philadelphia. Mr. Moustafellos is also a founding partner of EnA / Elements and Alloys, a new luxury brand of fine jewelry.

Prior to his appointment in the Fox School of Business, Mr. Moustafellos taught in the Department of Architecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University and the Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.

Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University.

You can read his complete profile here.