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New Global Challengers
Marich Mark
2/23/2009
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One offshoot of globalization has been the emergence of world-class businesses in less developed economies. These firms are no longer “junior partners,” but major global players in their own right.The latest Boston Consulting Group analysis of “New Global Challengers” identifies 100 companies with the potential...

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SBIR at Risk?
Marich Mark
2/23/2009
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While many Federal technology and innovation-related programs will be seeing an infusion of new economic stimulus funds, one of Washington’s more effective technology support tools--the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program--may be at risk in the coming months. The SBIR program, which helps steer Federal...

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'Team Obama' Efforts Recognized by Fast Company
Marich Mark
2/23/2009
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Fast Company’s latest list of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” contains many of the usual suspects we see on lists of this type. It’s pretty commonplace to see Apple, Google, Cisco, and Intel in lists of innovative firms. However, this year’s No. 1 company...

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Universities Can Generate Billions for Regional Economies
Marich Mark
2/23/2009
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Last Tuesday, the Public Forum Institute hosted its first Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship briefing to release the executive summary of a report on the critical role universities play not only in fostering innovation andentrepreneurial growth, but in stimulating the much-needed recovery inregional and global economies.The...

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Obama, Jindal Pay Lip Service to Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
2/25/2009
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Last night, President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union-like address to a joint session of Congress where he tempered his doom-and-gloom message while outlining his plans for the economy. And while the stimulus package that he's promoting as the answer to our financial...

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30 Top Innovations in 30 Years
Marich Mark
2/27/2009
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Way back in 1979, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) began its regular broadcasts of The Nightly Business Report. Thirty years later, the show is still going strong. In honor of this anniversary, the show has compiled a list of the top thirty innovations of the...

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Rewarding Entrepreneurial Spirits
Marich Mark
3/1/2009
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The Kauffman Foundation recently recognized a number of individuals for their contributions to research on entrepreneurship. Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in EntrepreneurshipThe Kauffman Prize Medal, which includes a $50,000 prize, is awarded every two years to one scholar under the age...

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A Sobering Look at American Competitiveness
Marich Mark
3/2/2009
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America’s competitiveness challenges are not simply an outgrowth of the current economic crisis. Instead, they are the culmination of decades without a coherent national innovation strategy. That’s the primary message of a new Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) report that benchmarks American innovation performance...

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Measuring Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Marich Mark
3/2/2009
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As part of an effort to address limitations to both the collection and monitoring of data on entrepreneurship and innovation, the Kauffman Foundation organized yet another Data Symposium. The 2008 Data Symposium took place last November in Washington DC and brought together more than 180...

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The State of Microcredit
Marich Mark
3/2/2009
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The field of microcredit (or microfinance) has been around for several decades now, and has become a mainstream part of international and national development policies. It has also enjoyed increased awareness among the general population, thanks in part to the popularity of kiva.org--the world's first...

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