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As essential as innovation is for the long-term health of a corporation, it remains a profound challenge for the corporate and organizational leadership to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of an ongoing operation, while also trying to cultivate and integrate potentially disruptive products and processes, or any requisite mergers, acquisitions and/or spinouts.  In this course, we will examine the theoretical foundations and field-tested best practices for fostering the organization of innovation initiatives while managing corporate conflict and change, and rewarding success (or failure).  Readings, and case studies will be drawn from diverse fields such as Corporate Innovations, Innovation Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Change Management.  Students will be expected to share personal experiences during the seminars.