April 9, 2015
84% of UK CEOs cited the shortage of skills as a key business threat
( 1,322 CEOs interviewed in 77 countries www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-survey/2015/assets/pwc-18th-annual-global-ceo-survey-jan-2015.pdf)
UK business leaders across industries identify a clear challenge in the lack of access to the right talent and skills. UK CEOs are the most concerned compared with their global counterparts about the impact on growth of a scarcity of the right skills and the lack of access to talent which, at 84%, registers at 20 percentage points higher than the results last year.
Compared with many of their European counterparts, CEOs in the UK are very obviously concerned about the negative impact that the skills shortage may have, with 84% citing it as a key business threat. But in Germany, for example, only just over half (54%) of CEOs are concerned, and in France levels of anxiety about this issue are even lower, with only 37% expressing concern about the availability of the key skills they need.
UK CEOs recognise that they cannot bridge the talent gap alone. Two thirds (67%) believe that a priority of government should be to create a skilled and adaptable workforce, up from 60% last year. Our survey highlights the need for the government, business and education sectors to work together to enable the UK to prosper in the long-term.
In the absence of more rapid progress through education and training (necessarily a development that can only take place over the relatively long term) UK CEOs will need to explore other sources and strategies to secure the talent they need...
Voilà pourquoi il faut une économie où on peut facilement créer de nouveaux secteurs, démarrer de nouvelles choses, car c’est cela qui compense les destructions d’emplois dans les secteurs devenus obsolètes. Mais pour cela, il faut à la fois de la flexibilité sur le marché des biens et services et sur le marché du travail, un système de formation qui permettent a tout moment aux individus de facilement rebondir d’un emploi à un autre, et des structures d’incubation où interagissent en permanence chercheurs universitaires, entreprises innovantes, et financiers de l’innovation.
Design in management research, ideas where we can do a lot more! http://t.co/KarOhphsH6— Gerry George (@profgerrygeorge) February 26, 2015
Secretary of Commerce at U.S. Department of Commerce
Feb 11, 2015
Today at the 2015 Kauffman Foundation’s State of the Entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. I spoke about six new ways the Commerce Department is supporting American entrepreneurs
To bring the best ideas to the table at the Commerce Department, we re-established the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where top academics, business and non-profit leaders offer advice on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry-driven skills training
In this paper we study the public debate over net neutrality in the United States from January through November 2014. We compiled, mapped, and analyzed over 16,000 stories published on net neutrality, augmented by data from Twitter, bit.ly, and Google Trends. Using a mixed-methods approach that combines link analysis with qualitative content analysis, we describe the evolution of the debate over time and assess the role, reach, and influence of different media sources and advocacy groups in setting the agenda, framing the debate, and mobilizing collective action. We conclude that a diverse set of actors working in conjunction through the networked public sphere played a central, arguably decisive, role in turning around the Federal Communications Commission policy on net neutrality.
Whatever happened to teaching students to analyse the complex social systems in which they will live and work?
May 2014: In a rare move, a group of young public servants and diplomats based in the European Union's headquarters in Brussels has launched a passionate plea for a more constructive and far-reaching debate about the fate of Europe. Members of the group, called Euro2030, want to remain anonymous to avoid embarrassing the institutions its members work for. But with under two weeks to go before European elections, this new generation of officials at the very heart of the EU has become frustrated both by the tone of the current debate on Europe and by the failures of the EU itself...
Chicago Booth business-school professor
faculty.chicagobooth.edu/amir.sufi/ co-author of "House of Debt".
Why is this any more politically acceptable than just helicopter drops of euros over greece? http://t.co/Ig1pNV58u1— Amir Sufi (@profsufi) September 30, 2014
Brevan Howard financial research centre launches at Imperial, 23 September 2014
A new research hub set to help understand and prevent financial crises, was launched by the UK Chancellor, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, at Imperial.
The Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School is funded by one of the largest gifts in business education history: £20.1 million from hedge fund Brevan Howard on behalf of its co-founder and Imperial alumnus Alan Howard (MEng Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology 1986).
The Centre is led by two of the world’s most respected economists: Professor Franklin Allen, formerly of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Douglas Gale, who came to Imperial from NYU...
With Chancellor George Osborne before launch of Brevan Howard Centre for financial analysis at Imperial pic.twitter.com/8rVoEiJzAD— Gerry George (@profgerrygeorge) September 23, 2014
What type of economic impact do Middle Market companies have on the U.S. economy at large?
Put it this way—by itself, the U.S. Middle Market would be the world’s fifth-largest economy. It’s bigger than the entire economy of Germany, for example.
In raw numbers, the U.S. Middle Market brings in nearly $10 trillion in annual revenue, or roughly one-third of the nation’s private sector GDP. The Middle Market may go under the radar at times, but its economic impact is massive.
"Hong Kong is a wonderful, thriving society to be part of. If you don't believe me, go outside today," Sunil Kumar, dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management, said in his opening remarks at the inaugural ceremony’s keynote panel discussion, “Which Capitalism for the 21st Century?”
Impressed by Pres. Obama’s open mind. Today he invited me and other economists to lunch to better understand the needs of the country— Zingales_en (@zingales) July 2, 2014
July 2012, BookTV: Luigi Zingales, "A Capitalism for the People"
In a plea to bolster free markets and not big business, he shared insights from his new book, A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, (Basic Books (June 5, 2012))
Chuka Umunna is UK Shadow Business Secretary and Member of Parliament for Streatham.
Just some of
THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
Antonio Andreoni is a researcher in industrial economics and policy at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University and coordinator of the Babbage Industrial Policy Network.
Ha Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University.
Dr David Cleevely CBE is founding chairman of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge (CSaP) and co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Angels
Sherry Coutu CBE is an angel investor, entrepreneur and tech-investor, recently appointed to the board of the London Stock Exchange.
Mariana Mazzucato is RM Phillips professor in the economics of innovation at Sussex University.
Lord David Sainsbury is a former UK minister of science and innovation and chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Carlotta Perez is professor of technology and development, Department of International Development, London School of Economics (LSE).
California’s employment could be suppressed about 0.2% during the next few years because of the drought, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast. April 2014
"Although the unemployment rate didn't go down, the trends very much suggest that it will," said Jerry Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast who focuses on the California economy. "We've got fairly widespread growth."
Study findings can’t help policymakers & business leaders make decisions if the results aren’t in the public domain— Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)
Sociologists routinely report that their papers are stuck in the review process for 2-3 years, says Prof. Sarah Soule — Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)
The long publishing window for existing research journals slows down both science production & the use of results — Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz)
A non-profit open access general interest sociology journal offering up-or-down review in about 30 days. sociologicalscience.com
If you like the papers at Sociological Science, why not submit? Decisions in < 30 days, no R&Rs, peer review. http://t.co/uXuHsD94jy— Sociological Science (@SociologicalSci) February 27, 2014
This panel will explore the innovation ecosystem in Australia, including the role of universities, industry and Government. The role of universities will focus on successful innovation models, including through industrial research centres and start-up accelerator programs at the University of Melbourne.
Industry-led innovation pathways will also be explored, and successful start-ups will be highlighted. The Victorian State Government of Australia will outline their approach to supporting and driving an innovation ecosystem.
A Journey Through Digital Society - www.netexplo.org/media/netexplobookinteractif.pdf (PDF, 212 pages, French/English)
Special thanks to Professor Juzar Motiwalla from National University of Singapore (Singapore), Professor Dave Duarte from Cape Town Graduate Business School (South Africa), Professor Jean-Claude Jouret, Mr. Damien Van Achter from IHECS (Belgium) and Professor Julien Levy from HEC Paris (France) for their contribution in helping us find these world-class projects.
Publisher: American Association of Univ. Professors; 1st Edition edition (January 8, 2014)
"A magnificent document. It provides faculty, journalists, scientists, and policy makers with the information they need to confront and analyze this increasingly important problem . . . , and to assure that long standing concerns for academic freedom, ethical integrity, and the traditional values of the university will have a fighting chance throughout the United States."
--Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
"The 56 General Principles provide a nearly constitutional template for clearer understanding of how academy and industry collaborate today, and how they may do so more effectively in the future. Not to be missed is an invaluable Appendix giving exact language to use in incorporating these recommendations into faculty handbooks and collective bargaining agreements."
--Robert M. O’Neill, president emeritus of the University of Virginia and founding director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
Just in time for Copyright Week, we're celebrating a huge win for the open access movement. Today, Congress passed the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. For the most part, it focuses on government spending and budget cuts we've seen covered in the news. But the bill also contains important language (PDF) promoting public access to federally funded research, making sure that taxpayers get a real return their investment.
Specifically, the bill requires federal agencies under the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education with research budgets of $100 million or more to provide the public with online access to articles resulting from federally funded research—all within 12 months of publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
This is big. ...
2 Dec 2013, The Guardian, "Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making"
There are some common misunderstanding among scientists about how governments make their policy decisions
(Top 20 things politicians need to know about science)
...So when the Guardian reported on a Nature article that listed 20 things that politicians should know about science, I started reading it with apprehension, half expecting my head to explode within a few paragraphs. I needn't have worried...
So here is a list of 20 things that I and my fellow science advisers at the (UK) Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology think scientists should know about policy...
Click DeansTalk "intellectual property" tag and the following link for information sources: EU public consultation - DeansTalk information source to help understand the issues before participating in the public consultation on the modernisation of copyright rules in a digital age (last update Jan 16)
As an information source to assist participation, starting December 7th, a list of links to Academic Papers or Literature Reviews/tweets/essays/articles/Blog Posts related to copyright rules in a digital age (organised by English, Spanish and French) will be compiled.
Any of the 150+ plus business school professors, 100+ university professors, 50+ universities, the 35 deans, 1000's of business thinkers, or 100+ bschool Twitter accounts followed here daily at BizDeansTalk who write about this topic will be included, as well as other stakeholders who write in those three languages. It's not necessary to use #copyright or #IP, but it might help.
The consultation is open until 5 February 2014. To learn more about the process and to submit your contribution (only in English), please visit the following website: EC.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules
All stakeholders are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from consumers, users, authors, performers, publishers, producers, broadcasters, intermediaries, distributors and other service providers, Collective Management Organisations, public authorities and Member States.
David Cameron's EU Gamble is Bad News for Business, January 2013
UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised that, if reelected, he will hold a referendum on whether the country should stay in the European Union. Yale SOM's David Bach argues that this move is likely to produce just what a struggling economy doesn't need—more uncertainty.
David Bach (faculty page), @DBachYSOM, is senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs and senior lecturer in global business and politics. His research and teaching focuses on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and market regulation in a globalizing world economy, with particular emphasis on the regulation of financial markets. David Bach was previously Dean of Programs at IE Business School.
"Public Administration Review" publication
ASPA is the leading interdisciplinary public service organization that:
...The Initiative will bring the study and practice of public policy and business together...
The Wharton Public Policy Initiative will offer independent, practical, timely, nonpartisan research and resources to government policymakers and key decision-makers...
...generate and disseminate new knowledge that is both relevant and nonpartisan—at a time of great partisanship—where it will be of tremendous use to decision makers....
development and growth of China over the last 15 years has been
remarkable and has had a profound impact on the global economy. However
with continued growth comes the challenge of maintaining this in the
future. China is looking to shift from being the manufacturing
powerhouse of the world to being a centre of innovation and ideas and
the 2012 CEIBS-EFMD conference in Beijing (November 29-30) will focus on Innovative Business in China and Europe.
Join the conference chairs Professor Hellmut Schütte and Professor George Yip (Wikipedia) to explore and discuss:
This conference is organised in the framework of the EU-China Business Management Training (BMT) Project, www.ceibs.edu/bmt/, funded by the European Union.