Information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing profoundly the skill profile of jobs. The use of ICT in the workplace – affecting only a handful of jobs a few decades ago – is now required in all but two occupations in the United States: dishwashing and food cooking (Berger and Frey, 2017). In most OECD countries, over 95% of workers in large businesses and 85% in medium-sized businesses have access to and use the Internet as
“Human Needs not Apply” is a video by CGP Grey that predicts automation and smart systems will make human work obsolete. It was presented on Youtube on 13 August 2014 and within 10 days received almost 2 million views. This view is in line with the Economist estimation that almost half of jobs
CB Insights has published a report aiming to track and measure the entrepreneurship activity of top universities. Specifically, this report tracks six universities and the companies founded by or led by their alumni and the venture capital or angel financing they have raised. In total, CB Insights data revealed that these alumni have raised $12.6 billion of financing across 559 financing transactions.
Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge and former Xerox PARC Chief Scientist John Seely Brown presents his theory of a monumental economic shift from a push to a pull economy as outlaid in his 2010 book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion.
Another short, but of high importance in knowledge economies, focus report is produced by the Boston Consulting Group. In this report they are presenting the non practicing entities which acquire and monetize IP, the evolution of the IP market and they propose a strategy regarding IP management. According to this report the best defense is a strong, proactive IP strategy.
The contradiction of a single European currency within fragmented European member-state economic policies was well known before the introduction of the Euro. Back in 1989 we edited a collection of essays about the 1974-1979 crisis and theories relating this crisis to patterns of uneven economic, technological, and spatial development
“Knowledge, networks and economic activity. Revisiting the network effects in the knowledge economy” paper by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) lecturer, Joan Torrent, analyses the transformations in the supply and demand of observable and tacit knowledge goods deriving from network effects.