Edward Huizenga joined SBE as Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Change. The Chair focuses on the strategic transitions of leading organisations. As SBE | UMIO’s first Business Practice Chair, he will put an emphasis on the human side of business by taking a closer look at strategic transitions, leadership impact, innovation success and behavioural economics.
At home at the intersection of academia and the corporate world, Edward is fascinated by iconic organisations that become the recognised leaders in their industries. As he has detailed in books including The Knowledge Enterprise: Innovation Lessons from Industry Leaders, Edward has studied leading firms to find out what makes a company iconic and an ongoing top performer and why. How does a company succeed in pushing the envelope of its success in a consistent way? Significant factors, he has found, are “strategic discipline” and “innovation perfection”.
Edward Huizenga will be contributing to UMIO’s valorisation agenda by strengthening links with business and expanding UMIO’s programme offerings in his areas of expertise.
Edward Huizenga is partner at Benthurst & Co and is the author of several management books on strategy, organisation of innovation and new business development.