There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate.
So shouldn’t we be paying a great deal of attention to the educational method that produced, among others, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Wales, Peter Drucker, Julia Child, David Blaine, and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs? They were all students in Montessori schools. According to a Wall Street Journal article by Peter Sims, there’s a “Montessori Mafia” among the creative elite. So maybe there’s something to the method Italian physician Maria Montessori came up with around the turn of the 20th century..
But research indicates that Montessori methods work even for disadvantaged kids who are randomly selected to attend
The main thing I learned there is that the world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?
Its Master of Science in Management program (Grande École) was ranked 3rd worldwide by the Financial Times in 2014
Le Nouvel Observateur, 13-9-2014
Le livre de Jean-Michel Blanquer, ancien directeur de l'enseignement scolaire, est un éloge de l'expérience et de l'imagination mises au service du système éducatif.
Voilà un livre qui ne passera pas inaperçu dans les couloirs du ministère de l'Education nationale. "L'école de la vie", de Jean-Michel Blanquer, paru en septembre (1), tient à la fois du témoignage, de l'acte de foi et du discours de la méthode.
Témoignage de son métier d'abord. Jean-Michel Blanquer, professeur de droit, a occupé plusieurs postes clés dans l'Education – deux fois recteur d'académie, directeur de l'enseignement scolaire, autrement dit numéro deux du ministère de l'Education... Avant de prendre le poste de directeur général du Groupe Essec.
(1) Jean-Michel Blanquer, "L'école de la vie", Editions Odile Jacob, septembre 2014 (Fnac)
Findings of Harvard Business School’s 2013 – 14 Survey on U.S. Competitiveness
"Michael E. Porter Jan W. Rivkin with contributions from Joseph B. Fuller, Allen S. Grossman, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Kevin W. Sharer"
The report also showed a split between small businesses and larger businesses, with alumni from the former more pessimistic along almost every dimension surveyed.
+ September 9, 2014, Boston Globe, Harvard study finds ‘troubling’ divergence in US economy
Executive Summary (page 4)
In 2013–14, Harvard Business School (HBS) conducted its third alumni survey on U.S. competitiveness. Our report on the findings focuses on a troubling divergence in the American economy: large and midsize firms have rallied strongly from the Great Recession, and highly skilled individuals are prospering. But middle- and working-class citizens are struggling, as are small businesses. We argue that such a divergence is unsustainable, explore its root causes, and examine actions that might mitigate it. We ask in particular, how can we create a U.S. economy in which firms both thrive in global competition and lift the living standards of the average American? Four patterns that shed light on this question emerged from survey respondents’ assessments of the U.S. business environment:
• In gauging the future of U.S. competitiveness, the survey respondents were pessimistic on balance. By a ratio of three to two, those who foresaw a decline in U.S. competitiveness in the next three years outnumbered those who predicted an improvement. Reflecting the divergence described above, respondents were much more hopeful about the future competitive success of America’s firms than they were about the future pay of America’s workers.
• Though pessimistic overall, respondents were less negative about the future of U.S. competitiveness than they were in prior surveys. This trend seems to reflect the cyclical rebound of the U.S. economy. Accordingly, respondents were more favorable this year in their assessments of every element of the U.S. business environment. Respondents saw relatively small gains, however, in areas that pose some of the nation’s toughest challenges, including America’s tax code, its K–12 education system, its political system, and its regulations.
• Overall, respondents saw weaknesses in those aspects of the U.S. business environment that drive the prospects of middle- and working-class citizens—for instance, the education system, the quality of workplace skills, and the effectiveness of the political system. And they saw strengths in aspects that influence company success, such as the quality of management, the vibrancy of capital markets, and firm access to innovation. This dichotomy is likely at the root of the divergence described above. • Compared to the typical respondent, alumni working in small businesses had more negative (or less positive) views of virtually every aspect of the U.S. business environment. This finding echoes growing evidence from other sources that small businesses are disadvantaged in America.
Beyond a general assessment of the U.S. business environment, the survey explored three areas of concern where smarter approaches might improve the prospects of the average American: the K–12 education system, workplace skills, and transportation infrastructure. In each of these areas, this report draws not only from the survey but also from wider HBS research efforts.
"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))
Comportamiento espectacular del mercado laboral - http://t.co/UpaOz5qVTK— Rafael Pampillón (@Rafaelpampillon) July 26, 2014
@Rafaelpampillon El mayor descenso trimestral del paro en valores absolutos registrado nunca en la serie histórica de la EPA (desde 1964).— Luis Perez Lopez (@luisperezlopez) July 24, 2014
Francia es un país que se ha descuidado y ha cogido grasa. Necesita ponerse a régimen e ir al gimnasio para ajustarse y ganar competitividad— Rafael Pampillón (@Rafaelpampillon) August 3, 2014
Francia necesita reducir costes (sociales, fiscales y laborales), eliminar subsidios y reformar su mercado laboral para ganar competitividad— Rafael Pampillón (@Rafaelpampillon) August 3, 2014
A la fuerza ahorcan: Francia hace una importante reforma de sus administraciones públicas. http://t.co/COeEWrKIR0— Rafael Pampillón (@Rafaelpampillon) August 3, 2014
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Florida is currently a professor and head of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (not the author of the IMF report)
Pinning down the precise relationship between growth and inequality is a challenge. Some studies reckon inequality is mildly bad for growth. Others suggest the relationship changes as poor countries grow rich, while still others reckon it is the trend in inequality rather than its level that matters.
Research by economists at the International Monetary Fund aims to add clarity to the debate. In a 2011 paper Andrew Berg and Jonathan Ostry argued that it is the duration of spells of growth that is most important for long-run economic performance: getting an economy growing in the first place is much easier than keeping the growth spell rolling. They reckon that when growth falters, inequality is often a culprit. Latin America’s Gini index is about 50, well above that in emerging Asia, which has a Gini of about 40. (A Gini index is a measure of income concentration that ranges from 0, representing perfect equality to 100, where all income flows to a single person.) Were Latin America to close half of that gap in inequality, its typical growth spurt might last twice as long, on average.
Others reckon that it may not be inequality itself that harms growth but rather governments that tax and spend to try to reduce it. In a new paper Messrs Berg and Ostry and Charalambos Tsangarides tease out the separate effects of inequality and redistribution. They turn to a data set put together by Frederick Solt, a political scientist at the University of Iowa, containing Gini indices for 173 economies spanning a period of five decades. Mr Solt provides Ginis for both market income and net income (after taxes and transfers). The difference between the two gives the authors a measure of redistribution (see chart). In America, which does relatively little of it, redistribution trims the Gini index by roughly ten points. In Sweden, in contrast, it cuts the Gini by 23 points—more than half. Using these figures, the economists can separate out the different effects of redistribution and inequality on growth.
Up to a point, spreading the wealth around carries no growth penalty: growth in income per person is not meaningfully lower in countries with more redistribution. But economies that redistribute a lot may enjoy shorter growth spells, the authors reckon. When the gap between the market and net Ginis is 13 points or more (as in much of western Europe) further redistribution shrinks the typical expansion. The authors caution against drawing hasty conclusions. Details surely matter; nationalising firms and doling out profits would presumably be worse for growth than taxing property to fund education.
Inequality is more closely correlated with low growth...
"Inequality and unsustainable growth: Two sides of the same coin?", Andrew Berg and Jonathan Ostry, IMF Staff Discussion Note, April 2011.
"Redistribution, inequality, and growth", Andrew Berg, Jonathan Ostry, and Charalambos Tsangarides, IMF Staff Discussion Note, February 2014.
"Inequality, the Great Recession, and slow recovery", Barry Cynamon and Steven Fazzari, January 2014.
Andreas Bergh is associate professor in economics at Lund University and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), and author of Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State (Edward Elgar, Sep 2014). (blog: www.thecapitalistwelfarestate.com-About)
SWEDEN continues to be one of the countries others look to for an answer to this fundamental question of our times: how can a country successfully combine increasing prosperity with a relatively egalitarian distribution?
For a period of about 100 years, from 1870 to 1970, Sweden managed to combine a wealth-generating capitalist economy with increasing equality. This remarkable development has led to the common misunderstanding that Sweden somehow shows that socialism can work. As I document in a new book, Sweden was not very socialist when prosperity accelerated. Swedish taxes were as low as those in the US (or even lower) until around 1960. It would be more correct to use Sweden as an example of how capitalism fosters prosperity...
Interview with El pais on US longer-term growth (in English): http://t.co/CepmVO6ovO— Gayle Allard (@GayleAllard) July 22, 2014
Editorial on the need for more reform in Spain (in Spanish): http://t.co/tDps5PxEiB— Gayle Allard (@GayleAllard) July 25, 2014
You'll want to get an MBA after viewing the new video by Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business http://t.co/uP6VAl5mJ9— JOHNABYRNE (@JohnAByrne) August 24, 2014
Whoa. I just passed half a million followers on LinkedIn. Check it out and follow my posts there http://t.co/tHmt4jFxmz— JOHNABYRNE (@JohnAByrne) August 25, 2014
Why we should abandon shareholder capitalism and return to stakeholder capitalism: http://t.co/JSsJKgDtu8— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 10, 2014
A new study (PDF, 42 pages) scheduled to be published in this fall by Princeton’s Martin Gilens and Northwestern University’s Benjamin Page confirms our worst suspicions.
Gilens and Page analyzed 1,799 policy issues in detail, determining the relative influence on them of economic elites, business groups, mass-based interest groups, and average citizens.
Their conclusion: “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a miniscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
But if we give up on politics, we’re done for. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophesy.
The only way back toward a democracy and economy that work for the majority is for most of us to get politically active once again, becoming organized and mobilized.
We have to establish a new countervailing power.
My lecture on inequality at Aspen Ideas Festival -- to top 1%, who need to understand what's at stake: http://t.co/EKTsb8dkLZ— Robert Reich (@RBReich) July 1, 2014
The writer is Charles W Eliot university professor at Harvard and a former US Treasury secretary
... ... Would American government function better if presidents were limited to one term, perhaps six years long? It is an issue worth debating. The historical record makes the case for change.
The reason against such a change is suggested by the term...
I am Professor of Finance at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. You are welcome to this site, wherein you can find some more details of my research and teaching. Please feel free to contact me by email on email@example.com or on +353 1 8961552. A full CV is available
In addition to my academic work I also write a fortnightly column on matters economic and financial in the Irish Examiner
Research quality assessment tools: Lessons from Italy | vox http://t.co/mdqKihmom7 Bibliometrics are as good as peer evaluation— brian lucey (@brianmlucey) 29 Juillet 2014
Property market resurgence a case of deja vu all over again – but can it be stopped? http://t.co/FNtc4yv6Aq— David McWilliams (@davidmcw) 26 Juillet 2014
A politician’s fate is controlled by the economy, rather than the other way around. If they chose an economic vision and were prepared to do something about it, then things would be different, but they don’t have such a vision.
David Schweidel (faculty page) joined the Goizueta Business School faculty in 2012. His research focuses on the development and application of statistical models to understand customer behavior, specifically in the context of customer relationship management and customer valuation. His current research explores the use of social media as a means of marketing intelligence.
— Emory Goizueta (@EmoryGoizueta) February 12, 2014
(Dean Soumitra Dutta Johnson, Cornelll University, is one of the academic members)
Professor Michael McElroy is a leader in the fields of atmospheric science and climate change. In 2001, he was appointed to lead the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and to lead an interdisciplinary study on the implications of China’s rapid industrial development for the local, regional and global environment. Professor McElroy has worked closely with Chinese scientists in the last 10 years.Dr Fung spoke with Professor McElroy at FGI’s Enabling Asia’s Future: Hear from the World’s Leading Thinkers public seminar on May 5, 2014. In Part One of a Three-part series, Dr Fung and Professor McElroy discuss Climate Change, Realities and Responses.
Q1: How should we think about climate change, air quality and energy security? Do these problems belong in separate silos? What is the inter-relationship between all these factors?
I think that all these issues are inextricably coupled, and I would add public health and perhaps political security to that mix as well...
I really think it makes more sense to get the big guys to work together.
Brazil, an emerging global power http://t.co/HDDKd96onU— Lourdes Casanova (@lourdescasanova) 17 Juin 2014
Two decades of the Real, the currency that helped Brazil trust financial stability — MercoPress http://t.co/jvrCLU4gwp— Lourdes Casanova (@lourdescasanova) 3 Juillet 2014
Congratulations to all Brazilians! Against all odds, excellent matches, excellent organization of the World Cup! http://t.co/BMOLajksGy— Lourdes Casanova (@lourdescasanova) 21 Juin 2014
Bel hommage du Président: "souligner le sacrifice des populations civiles qui ont permis la libération de la France" @neomabsschool— On AirMS (@OnAirMS) 6 Juin 2014
Le recensement des morts civiles fait l'objet d'une enquête depuis 1988 par le Centre de recherche d'histoire quantitative, unité mixte de recherche UNICAEN/CNRS et le Mémorial de Caen).
Le Monde (30/5/2014), Par Sylvie Barot (Conservatrice en chef ) et Andrew Knapp (Professeur à l'université de Reading ): ...Victimes, les civils français ? Oui, en partie. Il convient de s'en souvenir sans tomber, justement, ni dans le misérabilisme des nostalgiques du régime pétainiste ni dans l'anti-américanisme virulent et nauséabond qui y est associé sur des sites pseudo-identitaires de la Toile.
"Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You", (www.coursera.org/course/europe), started May 9th, 2014, (sign up!, second running of course)
In their recent book, Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig convincingly make the case for much stronger and simpler borrowing limitations for banks. “Whatever else we do,” they write at the beginning of The Bankers’ New Clothes, “imposing significant restrictions on banks’ borrowing is a simple and highly cost-effective way to reduce risks to the economy without imposing any significant cost on society.” But they warn that the issue poses “a fundamental conflict between what is good for bankers privately and what is good for the broader economy.”
Admati, a professor at Stanford Business School, has been a leader in public debates on how best to regulate banks since at least 2010, when she brought together nineteen other finance professors, including Martin Hellwig, head of the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, and Nobel Laureate William Sharpe, to produce a famous letter, entitled “Healthy Banking System Is the Goal, Not Profitable Banks,” which appeared in the Financial Times that November and is elaborated in the book.
The Good Jobs Strategy: How the smartest companies invest in employees to lower costs and boost profits, by Zeynep Ton, New Harvest
...But in The Good Jobs Strategy, Zeynep Ton, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, makes the compelling case that even in low-cost settings, leaving employees behind—with bad jobs—is a choice, not a necessity. Drawing on more than a decade of research, Ton shows how operational excellence enables companies to offer the lowest prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors.
Ton describes the elements of the good jobs strategy in a variety of successful companies around the world, including Southwest Airlines, UPS, Toyota, Zappos, and In-N-Out Burger. She focuses on four model retailers—Costco, Mercadona, Trader Joe’s, and QuikTrip—to demonstrate the good jobs strategy at work and reveals four choices that have transformed these companies’ high investment in workers into lower costs, higher profits, and greater customer satisfaction.
Paper showing that companies that treat their employees better beat their peers by more than 2.3% in stock returns. http://t.co/lpaCXhVVKc— Zeynep Ton (@zeynepton) April 10, 2014
...The leader must defend the team, tackling the people problem head on even it means cutting a high performer...
In front of five hundred people Joe Montana answered another of my questions. “What is the worst thing any coach (or manager) can do to a team?” Joe paused, and answered, “To do nothing”. It drives peak performers crazy when bad team mates are allowed to stay. Bill Walsh never let that happen, and neither should you.
The Worst Thing Any Leader Can Do To High Performers. Joe Montana & No Ahole Rule! http://t.co/MzOXnV3gek— Bob Sutton (@work_matters) April 12, 2014
Tapa blanda: 408 páginas
Editor: Gestión 2000 (11 de abril de 2013)
Rafael Martínez Alonso es director en el área de Estrategia y Alianzas de Telefónica S.A. y previamente lo fue en su Gabinete de Presidencia. En el IE Business School es Profesor Asociado en el área de Estrategia e imparte cursos de gestión estratégica, nuevos modelos de negocio y Strategic Foresight, además de ejercer como Tutor de creación de empresas desde 2002. Es también Coach Asociado a Success Unlimited Network® L.L.C., y miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva del Club de Amigos de la Sociedad de la Información. Ha colaborado con diversos medios y es autor del blog estratega.com y la cuenta de Twitter @estratega.
Video: Why you need to view a company as 'a community of human beings' http://t.co/xrheOtE7RG— Karl Moore (@profkjmoore) April 2, 2014
Very short video:
Estudio de @madridnetwork "Modelos de negocio en contenidos digitales" http://126.96.36.199/imgArticulos/Documentos/635315104927835991.pdf— Emilio Martínez (@aemiliusmg) April 2, 2014
David Meyer, April 1, 2014 Gigaom.com/2014/04/01/telefonica-buys-cloud-desktop-startup-eyeos/
“Were you expecting me to jump in?” he asked, a look of genuine surprise on his face.
Silence really can be golden. Here's my HBR blog on Knowing When to Shut Up, a vital cultural skill! http://t.co/bLbXLohy98— Erin Meyer (@ErinMeyerINSEAD) April 2, 2014
Erin Meyer is an affiliate professor of organizational behavior specializing in cross-cultural management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, where she is the program director for two INSEAD executive education programs: Managing Global Virtual Teams and Management Skills for International Business.
She is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (PublicAffairs, due June 2014).
“I highly recommend this book to both the professional and leisure reader. Erin has shown to be one of the main representatives of the next generation scholars who combine deep conceptual models with very practical applications. A must-read!”—Fons Trompenaars, Author of Riding the Waves of Culture
"Who’s Got Those Top Jobs?" (Harvard Business Review, March 2014) by Peter Cappelli (Wharton), Monika Hamori (IE), and Rocio Bonet (IE).
(Video Published on 11 Feb. 2014 ("Advice to young managers" at 5m12))
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the director of its Center for Human Resources.
Monika Hamori is a professor of human resource management, and Rocio Bonet is an assistant professor of human resource management, at the IE Business School, in Madrid. Prof. Hamori's work was published in Organization Science, the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Perspectives and Human Resource Management, among others.
...Over the past 30 years we've seen executives' education levels rise. About 65% of the leaders in 2011 held graduate degrees, compared with 62% in 2001 and 46% in 1980. Companies with the most MBAs in their senior ranks included Sears (75%), Sunoco (70%), and Disney (63%)...
Economist.com - whichmba - "A bumpy road to the top", 24th Feb. 2014
Aspiring MBAs may well ask: how do they get to the chief executive’s seat, and what kind of career bumps can they expect along the way?...
HBR (July 2010) article by Monika Hamori, "Managing Yourself: Job-Hopping to the Top and Other Career Fallacies"
Video May 2009, Dr Rocio Bonet speaks about the effect that MBA Rankings have on graduates' careers: "Career advancement of MBA graduates - IE Professors Talk".
Dr. Naím gained international recognition with the successful re-launch of the prominent journal Foreign Policy and, over his fourteen years (1996-2010) as editor, turned the magazine into a modern, award-winning publication on global politics and economics...
...In the early 1990s, Dr. Naím served as Venezuela’s Minister of Trade and Industry, as director of Venezuela’s Central Bank, and as executive director of the World Bank. He was previously professor of business and economics and dean of IESA, Venezuela’s leading business school (Wikipedia). Dr. Naím holds MSc and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Washington DC.
Mensaje de los estudiantes venezolanos a la nacion http://t.co/K90DQNge2K. Vealo y reenvielo— Moisés Naím (@MoisesNaim) March 15, 2014
IESA is triple accredited by the three leading global business school accreditation associations: AACSB, AMBAand EQUIS. In the 2009 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report the school was ranked 9th in South America.
Big Data Beats a Big Heart: In romance follow your head not your heart, say professors http://t.co/KVce32mXYw— Thinkers50 (@thinkers50) March 11, 2014
This week, I was at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, talking about the difference between price and value. I built the presentation around two points that I have made in my posts before. The first is that there are two different processes at work in markets. There is the pricing process, where the price of an asset (stock, bond or real estate) is set by demand and supply, with all the factors (rational, irrational or just behavioral) that go with this process. The other is the value process where we attempt to attach a value to an asset based upon its fundamentals: cash flows, growth and risk. For shorthand, I will call those who play the pricing game “traders” and those who play the value game “investors”, with no moral judgments attached to either. The second is that while there is absolutely nothing wrong or shameful about being either an investor (No, you are not a stodgy, boring, stuck-in-the-mud old fogey!!) or a trader (No, you are not a shallow, short term speculator!!), it can be dangerous to think that you can control or even explain how the other side works. When you are wearing your investor cape, you can be mystified by what traders do and react to, and if you are in your trader mode, you are just as likely to be bamboozled by the thought processes of investors. So, at the risk of ending up with a split personality, let me try looking at Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp for $19 billion, with $15 billion coming from Facebook stock and $4 billion from cash, using both perspectives.
The Investor/Value View
The Trader (Pricing) View
Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. (February 2014). (It has received a number of honors, including the Leipzig Prize for European Understanding and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities. It was named a book of the year by some dozen publications, has been translated into more than twenty languages, and was a bestseller in four countries.)
February 19, 2014
This article will appear in the coming March 20, 2014 issue of The New York Review.
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.
Next IT leadership breakfast briefing "Innovating with IT", 20 Feb in Berlin. Just let me know you will be attending http://t.co/FQ45RwTBir— Joe Peppard (@Joe_Peppard) February 12, 2014
My new op-ed argues why creativity and innovation is perhaps best brought by staying away from info tech http://t.co/IwhJSUynhx— Terence Tse (@Terencecmtse) January 22, 2014
Retweeted by @Terencecmtse
January 2014 (PDF, 28 pages) with the participation of several professors.
The American Marketing Association has ranked Ravi Dhar, the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing and director of the Center for Customer Insights, as the single most productive scholar publishing in premier marketing journals over the past five years.
The ranking of the top 50 marketing scholars, conducted in December by the AMA’s marketing doctoral student group, was among a series of citations that Dhar received in 2013. In November, Dhar’s alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, honored him with a distinguished alumni award, and in March the Society of Consumer Psychology gave Dhar its Distinguished Scientific Research award...
The bimonthly WIPO Magazine (available in English, French and Spanish) shows intellectual property, creativity and innovation in action across the world, and highlights WIPO activities which support them.
Subscribe to receive the print edition (free of charge).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations. WIPO was created in 1967 "to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world." WIPO currently has 186 member states, administers 26 international treaties, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland...
The seminar series features economists from around the world, presenting their latest research to a policy-oriented audience. It seeks to stimulate an informed discourse on the effects of IP policies on economic performance.
Videos of the seminars and relevant background material are available on this webpage. The views expressed by the seminar speakers are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of WIPO...
Does your design already exist? Search over 30,000 industrial designs through the Hague Express Database: http://t.co/jkaZWOAR7z— WIPO (@WIPO) January 2, 2014
Mapping Intellectual Property in Global Governance http://t.co/xPTNgColW4— Chidi Oguamanam (@Chidi_Oguamanam) January 10, 2014
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Routledge (April 13, 2013)
In this interview, Intellectual Property Watch’s William New sat down with Prof. Chidi Oguamanam, a professor in the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, to talk about his recent book, “Intellectual Property in Global Governance: A Development Question.” The book, published by Routledge, covers issues of the knowledge economy, structures and regime dynamics, human rights, agriculture, traditional/indigenous knowledge, traditional cultural expressions/folklore, and management of intellectual property in global governance.
Intellectual Property Watch (IPW): Could you please tell us about the book?
Chidi Oguamanam (CO): The first thing that will strike you is how the work brings the concept of global governance into IP analytical framework. Normally, when you talk about global governance, it resonates with the social and political scientists, administrators, development and international relations practitioners and miscellaneous actors at the global level, but hardly with those involved in IP law and policy. So, this work adds to the new trend in interdisciplinary exploration and understanding of IP.
IPW: How does the book address international organisations and IP policy?
CO: Most discussions about IP have been about regimes and institutions, such as WIPO, WTO, UNESCO, FAO, WHO, UNCTAD, etc. These include core IP regimes and institutions as well as those that are peripheral in regard to the subject of IP. But rarely has there been an attempt to weave the operational dynamics of these actors and institutions within the framework of global governance with a dedicated focus on IP.
The book explores how has IP has increasingly become ubiquitous in almost all critical sites of international law and policy, including trade, development, health, agriculture, environment, climate change, biotechnology and ICTs and their ramifications for north-south relations which constitute an integral aspect of global governance dynamic...
Dean Eric Johnson, (Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy)
A new year’s resolution for healthcare IT executives – develop a real security plan. http://t.co/t5JQSiJ6vs— M Eric Johnson (@DeanEricJohnson) 31 Décembre 2013
...In a research article that went to press in December, my co-authors and I show just how important planning is...
Based on our analysis (Dean Eric Johnson and co-authors), we argue that policymakers should focus on providing guidelines designed to help healthcare organizations achieve operational maturity regarding IT security rather than simply imposing single-solution compliance requirements. Similar to teaching a person to fish, regulations should encourage organizations to actively develop and maintain their own action plans rather than providing check-box requirement lists.