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Jared Konczal
1/1/0001
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.

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Executive Compensation and Principal-Agent Issues
Jordan Bell-Masterson
1/1/0001
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We look at principal-agent issues in the debate on executive compensation.

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Motivation and Outcomes Measurement of University Entrepreneurship Programs
Jared Konczal
1/1/0001
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A few weeks ago, the Kauffman Foundation released a report on university entrepreneurship education. This post discusses a couple of points about the university’s motivation for supporting these kinds of curricula, programs, and events, and how it relates to measuring outcomes and implications for funders.

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Welcome to Growthology
Jared Konczal
1/1/0001
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The Kauffman Foundation's growthology blog is moving here to the Policy Forum. In this inaugural post, we highlight some of our favorite and most popular posts from the old blog.

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Tips on the Presidential Transition
Marich Mark
12/1/2008
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Presidential transitions are tricky things, even more so when the country is in the midst of a war and the worst economic downturn in decades. So, the incoming Obama Administration definitely has its hands full as it prepares to take over the White House in...

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Attacking the Recession with Innovation
Marich Mark
12/15/2008
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Britain’s National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) continue to produce excellent studies that provide a 360° wide-angle view on the role of innovation in modern society. Their latest report, plus an accompanying blog, tackles the tough issue of how innovation can help...

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Small Business and the Credit Crunch
Marich Mark
12/16/2008
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A new poll from the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation takes a look at how small businesses are responding to the current credit crisis. Not surprisingly, surveyed business owners are glum, with thirty-four percent agreeing that their business has been “significantly” affected, and,...

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US IT Spending: Down, Not Out
Marich Mark
12/17/2008
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Given the seemingly unceasing tide of bad economic news, Forrester’s recent projections for the information technology (IT) market have to count as good tidings. Forrester is projecting business and government IT spending to grow by 1.9 percent in 2009. This is a big drop from...

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Virtual Worlds and Business Ecosystems
Marich Mark
12/17/2008
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The development of virtual world technology, in programs like Second Life and Habbo Hotel, has reached a point where these tools and concepts are beginning to change the way that businesses operate. A new Athena Alliance study contends that virtual worlds can become a critical...

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Challenges and Opportunities for Angels
Marich Mark
12/19/2008
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While full data for 2008 investments are not yet in, the picture from the Angel Group Confidence Report is that total angel group investments in North America are estimated to decrease by at least ten percent from 2007. Angel groups appear to be focusing more...

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