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Organizing for Innovation

HEC Paris via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Design & Creativity
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Hello and welcome to Organizing for Innovation! You’re joining the community of learners currently enrolled in this course. We are excited to have you in the class and look forward to embarking together with you on this fascinating journey.
This course is aimed at everyone with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. This includes graduate and undergraduate students, current, past, and future entrepreneurs, managers of innovative firms, or managers who are responsible for leading innovation in their company. There is no formal prerequisite to this course.

Throughout the course you’ll be exposed to an in-depth analysis of four applied case studies of successful ventures as well as both theoretical and applied frameworks helping you to better design and govern your organization. To begin, we recommend you take a few minutes to explore our website. Click on Course Content on the left to see what material we’ll cover each of the four modules. You can also preview the assignments you’ll need to complete to pass the course. Click Discussions to see the forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Meet and Greet forum!

This course should take you about 4 weeks to complete. By the time you finish it, you’ll have learned to:

• Evaluate the value-creating potential of your business idea and design the business model that is best suited to capture this value
• Manage talent and creativity by structuring the right incentives for existing employees as well as design strategies to retain and attract the very best talent
• Design formal organization structures that fit with the strategy of your business and the culture of your organization
• Understand and manage norms guiding behavior in organizations
• Recognize and manage bottlenecks hampering organizational growth

We really hope that you’ll enjoy the learning journey ahead. Good luck as you get started and we look forward to seeing you in class!

Profs. Giada Di Stefano and Tomasz Obloj and HEC Paris Digital Learning


Module 1: Evaluating your idea

Module 2: Managing people

Module 3: Designing organizations

Module 4: Re-designing for growth

Taught by

Giada Di Stefano and Tomasz Obloj

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