Leading from the Top

Example 2 – Corning's Innovation Governance Model: Two Executive Councils Execute Hands-on Governance1

Corning's model of innovation governance is an example of what we call the top management team or subset as a group. Two executive councils are in charge of Corning's innovation worldwide: the Corporate Technology Council (CTC), which focuses on more radical innovations, and the Growth Execution Council (GEC), which is responsible for the success of medium- to short-term innovation. Members of the CTC include, among others, the CTO, the three senior vice presidents of research, development, and engineering, and the vice president of legal affairs; both the CTC and the GEC are co-chaired by the CTO and the innovation ...

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