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Dr Michael Avedesian joined McGill University in 2003 after a successful career as a corporate executive. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship and launching new ventures at the graduate level. He also served as Director of McGill’s Office of Technology Transfer for five years and was responsible for the commercialization of university inventions.
The McGill MBA Japan program is based on the world-leading Integrative MBA program offered by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal. McGill MBA Japan classes take place on weekends in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, placing McGill at the heart of business in Japan and Asia.
Universities have been called “business incubators” for the development of ideas and products. But how do ideas developed by academics make it to the market? Through a process known as “technology transfer.” Dr Michael Avedesian, of McGill’s MBA program in Japan, explains how the process works.