Ian MacMillan, DBA

The Dhirubhai Ambani Professor, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Director, Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Entrepreneurship, new venture management, strategic management

About Ian:

A trained chemical engineer, Ian has led several companies in the travel and import/export business in South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan. He has consulted with a wide range of multinational companies, including Citibank, Dupont, General Electric, and IBM, and has taught at Columbia University, Northwestern University, and the University of South Africa. Ian is the author of Unlocking Opportunities For Growth with Alexander Van Putten and The Entrepreneurial Mindset. 

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage
Learn to accurately assess the competition, design a compelling strategy, leverage your firm’s capabilities to full advantage, and obtain necessary resources through alliances, acquisitions, and internal corporate ventures.