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Ian C. MacMillan

Ian (Mac) C. MacMillan is the The Dhirubhai Ambani Emeritus Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was the academic director of the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center. Mac has taught at Columbia University, Northwestern University, and New York University. Prior to joining the academic world, he was a chemical engineer, and gained experience in gold and uranium mines, chemical and explosives factories, oil refineries, soap and food manufacturers, and the South African Atomic Energy Board. He has also been a director of companies in the travel, import-export, and pharmaceutical fields in the United States, South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan. He has also consulted for numerous companies, including Microsoft, DuPont, General Electric, IBM, and Citibank.

Mac is the author or a coauthor of books and articles on new ventures, innovation, organizational politics, and strategy formulation. His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, Management Science, Organization Science, and Research-Technology Management Journal. He is coauthor of the bestselling books Corporate Venturing, The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Market Busters, Unlocking Opportunities for Growth, and Discovery Driven Growth.

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