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Ten Breakthrough Ideas for 2010
Creating an open, competitive licensingsystem for university innovators (scroll to the bottom of the page for the headline, then click on to the next page for the description) is one of HarvardBusiness Review’s “Ten Breakthrough Ideas for 2010.” This solution -- A Faster Path from... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 19, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Innovation in Japan?
Japan’s economy has been in the doldrums for some time, and things are getting worse in the current downturn. If they hope to jumpstart growth, Japan’s leaders need to embrace a new approach to innovation. A new report from Harvard Business School researchers suggests that... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 29, 2009
Category:  Global 
Top 50 Innovations in Government
Finalists for the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government Awards were recently unveiled by the school's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The fifty cited programs will be winnowed down to six final winners who will be officially announced in May.This larger group of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  General 
Business Lessons from Miles Davis
If you’re a jazz fan, chances are you’re also a fan of Miles Davis’ seminal 1959 album, Kind of Blue. In honor of the album’s fiftieth anniversary, a group of Harvard Business School researchers sought to tease out some business lessons from the recording.  They... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 20, 2009
Category:  General  Workforce 
How to Revive Health Care Innovation
The Obama economic recovery plan includes significant funds to help spur innovations, such as electronic health records, in the health care industry. Program managers in Washington would be well-advised to check out a new book, The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, from... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 06, 2009
Category:  Health Care 
Reality Check: Scarce Talent
The $787 billion economic stimulus package includes largeinvestments in innovation in areas such as energy, health IT, andbroadband. Developing these new technologies will be scientists andengineers, but here’s a reality check: we don’t have enough of them.Although increasing the number of U.S. scientists and engineers... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 30, 2009
Category:  Global  Immigration  Workforce 
Quality Management and the Bottom Line
There are lots of interesting theories and methodologies about effective business management practices, but, in many cases, there’s not a lot of on-the-ground evidence that these so-called “best practices” make a firm more profitable.  New research from Harvard Business School takes a hard look... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 08, 2009
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