Conversation with Authors: Dr. Satish Nambisan

ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW: Is the emerging vision of government-as-a-platform too far-fetched and unrealistic? Or does it portend a new era of citizen engagement in public service innovation? What are the distinct roles for citizens in public service co-creation and problem-solving? Are there strategies for creating an environment for co- creation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Satish Nambisan, co-author of “Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services.”


(courtesy of Satish Nambisan)
Dr. Satish Nambisan is a widely-recognized researcher and thought- leader in the broad areas of entrepreneurship and innovation management. He is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Technology Management in the Management department at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also holds a joint position as Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at UWM. He conducts research in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology & innovation management, and technology strategy. His current work focuses on network- centric (collaborative) innovation; new venture strategy in the technology sector; entrepreneurship in innovation ecosystems; technology commercialization; customer co-innovation and value co-creation; and social innovation/entrepreneurship. His research publications have appeared in several premier management journals including Management Science, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He has authored two books – The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating Faster and Smarter in a Networked World (Wharton School Publishing, 2007) and Information Technology and Product Development (Springer, 2009). Prior to joining UWM, he was Professor of Technology Management & Strategy at the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During the year 2005-2006, he was Visiting Faculty at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has also held a visiting appointment at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Nambisan speaks, consults, and conducts executive education both domestically and internationally in the areas of innovation management, technology management, software development, and product development. His clients include Microsoft, IBM, 3M, P&G, SAP, ASAP & The Center, and the Philadelphia Science Center.