Xavier Pavie discusses what sets exceptional innovators apart and which attitudes can be adopted to be more ‘innovative.’ Xavier Pavie is Professor at ESSEC Business School, he is Director of the iMagination Center, Associate Academic Director Grande Ecole – Singapore – and Research Associate at the IREPH (Research Institute in Philosophy). He holds a Master in Management, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Université Paris Ouest and he graduated from the International Teachers Programme (HEC Paris).
After spending nearly fifteen years in various organizations (Nestlé, Unilever, Club Méditerranée) in marketing and innovation roles, he joins ESSEC Business School in 2008 as Director of the Institute for Strategic Innovation & Services. In this context, he develops several Chairs including the Chair for Innovation in Services with CSC, Bouygues, BMW and EDF, the Sodexo Chair for Quality of Daily Life and the La Poste Chair for Management of Services.
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