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Economics & Business Division
Sid Hanna Saleh is a teaching associate professor in the Division of Economics and Business at Colorado School of Mines. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His research and teaching focus on collaborative creativity in the context of constraints.

I am a management researcher and educator who examines how individuals collaborate to develop novel ideas and creative solutions for complex challenges in spite of the constraints they face in organizations, startups and partnerships. Specifically, my research explores collaborative creativity, mentoring and collective choice in the context of entrepreneurship and employee retention. My research goal is to improve organizational innovation.

A former Apple product manager and entrepreneur, my practical experience enriches his teaching and informs his research. I am a versatile and innovative educator who teaches entrepreneurship, strategy and leadership. Having taught diverse students and managers in the U.S. and Asia, I recently designed and taught a popular collaborative creativity course at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. You can read more here about how I applied research to solve organizational innovation challenges
In terms of practical impact, I have conducted over a hundred conjoint analysis studies for innovation-seeking high-tech organizations including Apple, Best Buy, CEA, IBM, Motorola, Philips Medical and others. I serves on boards and am an award-winning author who published over 90 trade articles.
Dr. Charles Naumer has over 25 years of experience managing software businesses and has founded three successful Software-as-a-Service companies. The majority of his career has been spent working with social sector organizations to improve their ability to deliver services. In addition to his work to develop high quality, reliable software he is also an active researcher and has published in the fields of information communication technologies, the digital divide, information behavior and sense-making.

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