Professor Richard K. Lester
Professor Davd M. Hart
The MIT Press, 2011.
ABOUT THE IPC
The IPC is dedicated to the study of innovation, productivity and competitiveness in the U.S. and around the world. The Center specializes in bringing together multidisciplinary teams of researchers in engineering, science, management and the social sciences to carry out innovative, applied research on industrial growth and transformation, national and regional economic growth and competitiveness, and innovation performance. The IPC seeks to help leaders in business, government, education and other sectors of society better understand global industrial developments and create practical new approaches for strengthening public policies, business strategies, technical practices, and educational programs. More...
Findings from the MIT Production in the Innovation (PIE) Economy project were presented in an all-day event at MIT on September 20th. Click here for a link to the conference schedule and presentations by speakers. More...
The IPC hosted a session entitled, Growing Innovative Companies to Scale. The session included two panel discussions on Strengths and Weaknesses in the U.S. Innovation Ecosystem: CEO Perspectives and Strategies for Scaling: Venture and Corporate Perspectives. A copy of the IPC working paper on this topic can be found here, and the slides from the NAS presentation can be found here.
The IPC and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) will host their fifth 21st Century Electricity Systems CEO Forum in March in Boston to discuss regional strategies to accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon energy economy (more). Four roundtables with utility executives, advanced energy companies and regulators have been held to date in the last year at MIT, in San Antonio, Texas, Aspen, Colorado, and New York (click links to see discussion summaries).
Tim Sturgeon of the IPC and Clair Brown of Berkeley publish the 2010 National Organizations Survey that examines the relationship between job quality and the domestic and international sourcing of business functions by US firms. More...
How can the energy innovation system be designed to accelerate growth in new low-carbon energy technologies and address the risks of climate change?
How can regions prosper in an increasingly open and rapidly changing global economy?
How can the US capture more of the downstream economic benefits associated with its strengths in innovation in a way that benefits the economy and the population as a whole?
How do companies and regions maintain and further their innovative capacity in a globalizing industry?
How are firms, industries and countries affected by globalization and linking to the global economy?