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BOOKS

The Innovation Illusion "How So Little is Created by So Many Working So Hard "

The Innovation Illusion

Timely, compelling, and certain to be controversial-a deeply researched study that reveals how companies and policy makers are hindering innovation-led growth Conventional wisdom holds that Western economies are on the threshold of fast-and-furious technological development. Fredrik Erixon and Bjorn Weigel refute this idea, bringing together a vast array of data and case studies to tell a very different story.
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With expertise spanning academia and the business world, Erixon and Weigel illustrate how innovation is being hampered by existing government regulations and corporate practices. Capitalism, they argue, has lost its mojo. Assessing the experiences of global companies, including Nokia, Uber, IBM, and Apple, the authors explore three key themes: declining economic dynamism in Western economies; growing corporate reluctance to contest markets and innovate; and excessive regulation limiting the diffusion of innovation. At a time of low growth, high unemployment, and increasing income inequality, innovation-led growth is more necessary than ever. This book unequivocally details the obstacles hindering our future prosperity.

Fredrik Erixon is the director and cofounder of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), an international economics think tank based in Brussels. Björn Weigel is a business strategist and investor/entrepreneur with extensive experience in working with innovative companies and start-ups. He began his career as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. They both live in Sweden.

 

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Books
The Econocracy "On the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts"
The Sum of Small Things "A Theory of the Aspirational Class"
Signals "How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World´s Turbulent Economy "
Millionaire Teacher "The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School"
​​​​​​​Alvin Roth: "Who Gets What ― and Why"
Too Much Staff "Capitalism in Crisis"
Theses and dissertations
1 Indoctrinating young men —and young women too
2 Jorge Sánchez: "Yes, our Tuenti family has reached one million"
3 Commission sets out path towards fair taxation of the Digital Economy
4 More than half of children and youth worldwide ´not learning´
5 European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection
6 Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9%
7 21 September : International Day of Peace
8 €3.5 million for 1,000 former Microsoft workers in Finland
9 More effort needed to improve access to schooling and employment
10 New EU scheme for free internet access
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