Management theory and practice have evolved in recent years to advocate innovation, entrepreneurial, and intrapreneurial thinking as drivers of success in all forms and sizes of organizations, in all sectors, and in all countries. As organizations try to adapt and respond to technological, demographic, and market transformations managers, employees, and stakeholders increasingly are called upon to demonstrate the agility, imagination, ambidexterity, inclusivity, and sustainability that finds opportunity in ever-faster paced and ever-larger disruptions.
Design thinking towards entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and innovation is relatively nascent as the creation, operation, and consequence of new management thinking remain territory both scholars and practitioners are just beginning to navigate and chart. SAM’s 75th Anniversary Conference – Advancing Management: Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation Management – is dedicated to exploring and contributing findings and recommendations to this central and contemporary aspect of management practice and education. Academic, practitioner and student researchers are invited to present business insights at this 2020 Conference.