Submitted By:Kamaila A. Sanders, The University of Pennsylvania
Date:July 1, 2011
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
In this lesson, students will learn how multinationals conduct borderless innovation. They will begin with a discussion about what a multinational company is and brainstorm a list of multinational corporations. Then they will read the Knowledge@Wharton article: “Borderless Innovation: Stretching Company Boundaries to Come Up with New Ideas,” and discuss some of the key ideas in it. Students will break into groups to discuss one of the four businesses mentioned in the article, and how businesses can adapt to meet their innovation needs.