Innovation in Real Places

Across the world, cities and regions have wasted trillions of dollars on blindly copying the Silicon Valley model of growth creation. Since the early years of the information age, we’ve been told that economic growth derives from harnessing technological innovation. To do this, places must create good education systems, partner with local research universities, and attract innovative hi-tech firms. We have lived with this system for decades, and the result is clear: a small number of regions and cities at the top of the high-tech industry but many more fighting a losing battle to retain economic dynamism.

Cooperation Networks and Economic Development

Cuba’s High-Tech Potential By Andrés Cárdenas O´Farrill “For most Western audiences, Cuba is a touristic paradise stuck in time and virtually detached from world technology networks by the US embargo – anything but a hub of industrial innovation and high…

L’industrie Pharmaceutique: Règles, acteurs et pouvoir 

By Marie-Claude Bergouignan, Matthieu Montalban, Andy Smith and Erdem Sakinç   With its significant economic weight, pharmaceutical industry is confronted today with many difficulties. Increasing market share of generic drugs, even more restrictive regulations which limit market authorization or ongoing…

Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization

Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization

By Inge Lippert, Tony Huzzard, Ulrich Jurgens, & William Lazonick (Editors) Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization explores the dynamic relations between corporate governance, employee voice, and the organization of work in the automotive supply industry. It reports on research…