Transforming Social Organisations: Innovating, Creating Value, Scaling for Impact

Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos will unravel these current topics facing organisations on the frontlines of social change. Drawing on Mair and Seelos’ decade-long research of leading social enterprises around the world, this Masterclass will provide you with practical frameworks and tools to understand innovation processes, and to diagnose the organisational and contextual factors that limit the effectiveness of innovation. You will learn a tested approach of balancing innovation, value creation and scaling that enables your organisation to maximise its social impact.

Speaker Info:

Christian Seelos
Christian is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab (GIIL) at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). Previously he codirected the Social Innovation for Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, served as the Leo Tindemans Chair for Business Model Innovation at KU Leuven and was the director of the IESE Business School Platform for Strategy and Sustainability. 

Christian earned his PhD in Molecular Biology and is widely published in both the Natural- and Social Sciences. He also held management positions in the private industry and at the United Nations. His research objective is to identify and characterize effective organizational mechanisms for innovation, scaling and system change.


About Christian Seelos


Johanna Mair
Johanna is a Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She is the academic editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review and co-directs the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. From 2001 to 2011 she served on the faculty at IESE Business School and has held a visiting position at the Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She earned her PhD in Management from INSEAD (France). 

Johanna’s research focuses on how novel organizational forms and institutional arrangements create economic value and social impact and the role of innovation in this process. She publishes in leading academic journals. The award winning book with Christian Seelos on Innovation and Scaling – How effective Social Entrepreneurs create Impact makes this research accessible to a broader audience.


About Johanna Mair

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Masterclass Part 1




Masterclass Part 2


Dinner + Drinks


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Admission is by registration only and Rights of admission reserved!

Note: Registration with SMU email account for SMU Staff, Faculty & Students is required. 

Start: Monday, 19 Nov 2018 15:00 PM
End: Monday, 19 Nov 2018 18:00 PM

Singapore Management University, School of Law
Level 3, Seminar Room 3-10
55 Armenian St, Singapore 179943