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.
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...
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
"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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China’s Innovative Capacity and the Growth of Indigenous Innovation
European Companies in China: Overcoming Challenges
Open Innovation by Western Companies
Innovation by Multinational Companies in China: Local Adaptation or Global Platform?
Human Resource Challenges for MNcs of Innovating in China
Challenges and Opportunities for Innovative Chinese Companies
Academic and corporate speakers from organisations such as Booz &
Company, Shell and The Boston Consulting Group will explore all of the
issues that are relevant to companies, business schools, faculty and
policy makers with an interest in China's and Europe's economic growth
and cooperation. The conference programme will be based on the expertise
of the Centre on China Innovation at CEIBS.
The 2012 CEIBS-EFMD conference will take place on the Beijing campus of CEIBS on 29-30 November and will be followed by EFMD introductory accreditation seminars which are highlighted below.
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.