Engagement & Collaboration Opportunities

There are several ways to engage and collaborate with us at the Christensen Institute, each of which depends on the needs of your organization and the research questions you’re trying to answer. The three primary ways we have worked with organizations in the past are:

Research – The Christensen Institute’s unique approach to research is based on Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen’s theories. For more than 25 years, Professor Christensen has developed new ideas, frameworks, and theories of innovation and management that have changed the way many organizations work. From his first book, The Innovator’s Dilemma to his most recent, The Prosperity Paradox, Christensen’s theories help organizations better frame and categorize the problems they are trying to solve. Our view is that, the right answer to the wrong question still yields the wrong answer. As such, we focus on understanding the why or the causal mechanism behind the phenomena we are studying.

The typical outputs for our research are white papers, full length research papers, or case studies.

Speaking – Christensen Institute researchers are available to travel to your organization to speak about how the theories we use in our research can impact your organization and sector. Speaking engagements can last anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes. Some speaking topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The Prosperity Paradox
  • The Power of Market-Creating Innovations
  • The consumption and non-consumption economy
  • Disruptive Innovation

Workshops – Christensen Institute researchers are available to conduct one to three-day workshops centered around the cases we have developed, the theories we use, and the implications for your organization and sector. Many of our workshops will be based on content in our book, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty. The typical workshop will involve a lecture, case discussion, and a short exercise.

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