Tag Archives: Technological innovations–Economic aspects

The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015” is Rise of the robots by Martin Ford.

Overview: Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making ‘good jobs’ obsolete: many paralegals, doctors, and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer jobs will be necessary. In terms of societal and economic upheaval, this is …
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Leading open innovation edited by Anne Sigismund Huff, Kathrin M. Möslein, and Ralf Reichwald. (Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2013)

Overview In today’s competitive globalized market, firms are increasingly reaching beyond conventional internal methods of research and development to use ideas developed through processes of open innovation (OI). Organizations including Siemens, Nokia, Wikipedia, Hyve, and innosabi may launch elaborate OI initiatives, actively seeking partners to help them innovate in specific areas. Individuals affiliated by common …
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