Stanford's Professor James M. Patell to give entrepreneurship talk at the AAS

The African Academy of Sciences will on Thursday, June 29, 2017 host Professor James M. Patell from Stanford University.

The Stanford academic is expected to give a talk on "Design for Extreme Affordability"  which, is also the title of the course that he has been teaching at the institution for the last 14 years.

Speaker's Bio

James Patell is the Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Professor Patell earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He has taught at Stanford since 1975, and he was a Ford Foundation Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Chicago from 1981-1982.

Professor Patell served as the Business School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1985 through 1991, and was Director of Stanford’s MBA Program from 1986 through 1988. Professor Patell’s research and teaching interests center on business process and product design, operations management, manufacturing, and cost accounting. A popular and demanding teacher, Patell has authored numerous articles in the field of accounting. During his tenure as associate dean for academic affairs in the GSB, he redesigned and revitalized the Public Management Program, which focuses on government, nonprofit
organizations, and public service. Patell is a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the d.School), where he teaches the Design for Extreme Affordability course. Patell also is a Faculty Advisor of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED).

Professor Patell has served as a Director of D-Rev, a non-profit design organization whose mission is to improve the healthand incomes of people living on less than $4 per day. He has been a Director of Reliant Building Products, Inc., of Grove Worldwide, and of the Center for the Quality of Management-West, and an advisor to the Corporate Design Foundation and to Vykor, Inc. He was a founding Director of Ignite Innovations and of the Management Institute for Environment and Business.

Venue and Booking

Location: African Academy of Sciences
Date : Thursday, June 29 2017
Time: 3.00PM (East African Time)

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