Tag Archives: Innovation

Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments” paper, in collaboration with Accenture (Digital Transformation Initiative). Digital technologies offer new ways for companies to grow and be more productive. However, it is not completely clear how investments in new technologies impact productivity. This paper addresses that issue by analysing …
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The Digital Economy, Multinational Enterprises and International Investment Policy

The digital economy has had a profound impact on the global business landscape. It has given rise to new firms and industries, transformed business models in traditional industries, and, as a key factor underpinning global value chains (GVCs), reshaped the organisation of the global economy. This is generating new challenges and opportunities for the international …
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Blockchain Beyond the Hype

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Blockchain Beyond the Hype: A Practical Framework for Business Leaders” paper. This common sense and practical framework is designed to assist executives in understanding whether blockchain is an appropriate and helpful tool for their business needs. It starts from the premise that blockchain is merely a technology – …
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Explaining Growth Differences across Firms: The Interplay between Innovation and Management Practices

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Explaining Growth Differences across Firms: The Interplay between Innovation and Management Practices” by Livio Romano. This paper provides first empirical evidence of the joint effects that innovation strategies and human resource management practices exert on firm growth. By exploiting unique …
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Consumer Policy and the Smart Home

The “smart home” looks set to be the arena in which many people will utilise consumer-facing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for the first time. A new generation of familiar household devices and appliances (e.g. washing machines) are becoming “smart” through the addition of sensors, software and Internet connections. They are entering the home alongside …
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Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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Digital Identity: On the Threshold of a Digital Identity Revolution

The World Economic Forum has just published the “Digital Identity: On the Threshold of a Digital Identity Revolution” paper. This paper explores current digital identity systems and the trends that will have a significant impact in the future. It examines how identity and authentication mechanisms for humans, devices/things, and legal entities can share common definitions …
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Transformative Technologies and Jobs of the Future

This report focuses on the impacts of digital transformation on jobs and productivity and is intended as an input to discussion in the G7 Innovation Ministers track of the 2018 G7 Innovation and Employment Ministerial “Preparing for Jobs of the Future”. It complements the Discussion Note on the Future of Work prepared by the OECD …
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Global Digital Future in Focus 2018

The 2018 Global Digital Future in Focus provides a snapshot of desktop, smartphone and tablet usage around the globe, examining how audiences and content consumption changed over the course of 2017. The report uses multi-platform data from USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Malaysia to demonstrate global commonalities …
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