To commemorate C. K. Prahalad’s work, strategy+business published an article that was in progress at the time of his death in April 2010. C.K. Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the author of The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
The report, “Centers, Cities, Clusters: Encouraging Innovation Through Sustainable Urban Design,” published by American Planning Association, focuses on sustainable economic development through case studies from Barcelona, Boston and Curitiba highlighting innovative strategies for economic development in urban cores.
This OECD report analyses the current trends in international investment in innovation and the attractiveness policies already implemented. The book also explores the role of investment incentives that governments tend to give to international investors: their rationale, their impact and their usefulness.
The US State Technology and Science Index, published by Milken Institute, provides a nationwide benchmark for states to assess their science and technology capabilities, and whether they have the ecosystems for converting those capabilities into companies and high-paying jobs.
LoraxPRO is an online collaborative tool aim to simplify many aspects of the LEED certification process. The tool has developed in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program.
Guided by principles such as collaboration, innovation and participation, the pioneering initiatives featured in The Enabling City attest to the power of community in stimulating the kind of innovative thinking needed to tackle complex issues ranging from participatory citizenship to urban livability.