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The Secrets of High Growth Economies
Marich Mark
1/2/2009
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What factors differentiate fast-growing national economies from the rest of the world? A new article in the World Bank’s Finance & Development magazine examines 13 national economies that have succeeded in growing at an average annual rate exceeding seven percent for at least 25...

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Education and U.S. Entrepreneurship
Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
1/5/2009
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Developing the human capital of young Americans is vital to keep America’s entrepreneurial economy growing. Our future entrepreneurs and their workers need the twenty-first century skills and knowledge to create successful ventures and to spur innovation in the economy. Yet education in the U.S. is struggling to stay competitive and fails to provide access to a quality educational experience for all students. Developing tomorrow’s talented, capable innovators is a challenge that will require major, entrepreneurially-driven improvements in education from pre-school through graduate school.

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Which State Is the Most Conducive to Entrepreneurship?
Marich Mark
1/7/2009
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Which state is the most entrepreneurial? How about the most innovative? Business friendly? Just plain ready for the 'New Economy'? Obviously the answers depend on the methodology employed to find them -- and there are certainly differences from one study to the next. If...

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Quality Management and the Bottom Line
Marich Mark
1/8/2009
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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...

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The Power of Educational Benchmarking
Marich Mark
1/9/2009
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If the US hopes to maintain an international leadership position in education and human capital, it needs to do a better job of learning from other countries, societies, and institutions that often do a better job of preparing young people to prosper in the...

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Hot New Student-Based Innovations
Marich Mark
1/10/2009
Blog Resource
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The latest issue of The New York Times’ Education Life supplement contains an interesting look at the growth of entrepreneurship education on college campuses. As part of this article, Education Life also lists “23 Bright Ideas,” i.e., interesting inventions and innovations developed by current college...

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NIST Needs You!
Marich Mark
1/10/2009
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) are looking for some good ideas. They have recently announced a call for White Papers from all interested parties who have thoughts and suggestions for “critical national needs” that could be...

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Digital Transformation via Economic Stimulus
Marich Mark
1/12/2009
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Invest $30 billion in America’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, and you may create as many as 949,000 jobs. That’s the bottom line number for a new economic stimulus package proposed last week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF researchers argue that the...

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Entrepreneurial Development in Texas
Marich Mark
1/13/2009
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For the past several years, Momentum Texas, a Dallas-based economic development entity, has been involved in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship in five Texas cities: Abilene, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Lubbock, and Tyler. The Texas Entrepreneurship Initiative (TEI) sought to work with community leaders in...

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Innovation in North Carolina
Marich Mark
1/13/2009
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North Carolina has done a good job of building a strong innovation economy, particularly as it relates to world-class educational institutions and a capable workforce. But, as a new report sponsored by the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology notes, the state cannot simply...

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