Dr. Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Dr. Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Professor of Innovation Management, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

About Dr. Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan

Professor Melodena Stephens is the author of the book, Business with Purpose: Advancing Social Enterprise. She is the Professor of Innovation Management at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, UAE. She can be reached via email on Melodena.stephensb@mbrsg.ac.ae and on Twitter @melodena.

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Growth Strategies

Five Leadership Characteristics That Entrepreneurs Need

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