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A Bright Beacon in the "Shining City on the Hill"
The one thing that America has been admired for throughout the years is its entrepreneurial spirit. My latest essay touches on using that trait to lead a push for job creation and growth during a global recession. Here is the lead: Although the reputation of the... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
What Do We Know About Innovation? The OECD’s Take
For the past decade, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has sponsored a significant number of research studies focused on various aspects of innovation and innovation policy. A new OECD research paper takes stock of what we’ve learned about innovation, with the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
A Sobering Look at American Competitiveness
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... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global  Immigration  Intellectual Property  Technology Transfer 
Measuring Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 02, 2009
Category:  General 
The State of Microcredit
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... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
Rewarding Entrepreneurial Spirits
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... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 01, 2009
Category:  General 

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