Academic Inertia: The innovator’s dilemma in higher education


Aug 12, 2014

Michelle R. Weise discusses the innovator’s dilemma and how traditional colleges and universities are fundamentally constrained by their multiple business models and therefore cannot respond to changes within the system of higher education. Weise and Clayton M. Christensen elaborate on this topic of academic inertia in their latest mini-book, Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution.

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Michelle is the executive director of Sandbox ColLABorative, the R&D lab of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University. Michelle’s work in fostering innovation is an extension of her prior work as the senior research fellow in higher education at the Christensen Institute.