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Patterns of Recovery from the Recession
Marich Mark
2/16/2009
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What do past recessions--and subsequent recoveries--tell us about how companies will recover from the current economic downturn? A new McKinsey Quarterly article sifts the historical evidence. Researchers examined the past four recessions, and found that, contrary to popular belief, the current recession is not...

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Reigniting the Innovation Economy: Where Do Universities Fit In?
Marich Mark
2/9/2009
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As Washington debates a final agreement on the economic stimulus, we know that America’s colleges and universities are going to play an important role in revitalizing and strengthening the innovation economy. But, how can we be sure that new public investments have the greatest impacts...

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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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The Effects of Race on Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
2/3/2009
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Assuming you are one of the few brave DC residents that don't mind braving a snow flurry--and you don't already have lunch plans--head on over to the Hudson Institute today for a luncheon discussion on the effects of race on entrepreneurship. Robert Fairlie, professor of...

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The Graying of Social Networking Sites
Marich Mark
2/9/2009
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Facebook, MySpace, and many other social networking websites got their starts as places for college students and other youth to interact online. Today, as a new Pew Internet and American Life report shows, online social networks are regular part of the online experience for all...

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The Pathway to Prosperity
Marich Mark
2/2/2009
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What can policymakers do to stimulate economic growth? The Monitor Group, a business consultancy, has recently released an interesting look at global patterns of entrepreneurship. The study, Paths to Prosperity: Promoting Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century, reports on the findings of the Monitor Entrepreneurship...

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Three Views on the Economic Stimulus Plans
Marich Mark
2/2/2009
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As Congress continues to move forward with the 2009 economic stimulus package, a number of think tanks are offering their views on what makes sense both for economic stimulus, but also for building a more competitive American economy over the long term.The Information Technology and...

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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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Women-Owned Firms Underperforming
Marich Mark
2/9/2009
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Last week, we highlighted an effort to promote entrepreneurship among women. According to new research from the Kauffman Foundation, women owned 6.5 million privately-held firms that generated $940 billion in sales and employed 7.1 million people in 2002. And they also underperformed relative to male-owned firms...

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