Isaac Getz is a professor of Leadership and Innovation Management at ESCP Europe. He has been Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Stanford University and at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated in Computer Science, then obtained a M.Sc. in Management Science, a Doctorate in Psychology and a post-doctoral degree (HDR) in Management.
Dr. Getz conducts research and publishes on diverse topics related to innovation, leadership, corporate change and growth.
He is an active speaker on the topics of innovation management, liberating leadership and corporate transformation, and employee initiative and involvement. He has given executive conferences and training seminars for numerous companies and organizations. His work on innovation and corporate transformation has brought him into over two hundred leading companies on four continents.
In 2003, Dr. Getz co-authored with Alan Robinson a book entitled InnovationsPOWER in German (also published in French, Dutch--new editions in 2007, Italian and Spanish) which details the key role of idea management in improving corporate financial performance, innovation, and profitable growth. It was one of the 3 finalists for the annual Manpower Best Book Award in France.
In 2009, he co-authored with Brian Carney a new media-acclaimed book Freedom, Inc. with Crown Business/Random House. Editions have appeared already in Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, China, India, and in France under the title Liberté & Cie (Fayard).
In 2010, his “Liberating Leadership” California Management Review article based on the book’s research won the Syntec Annual Award for the best academic article in the category Management/HR/Organization.