Our Five Areas of Research
With a particular interest in Innovation, Productivity and Competitiveness, the MIT Industrial Performance Center brings together teams of researchers in engineering, science, management and the social sciences at MIT and beyond to carry out innovative, applied research in the following areas.
Focused on the nexus of technology and business strategy, IPC research on globalization looks at how firms and industries organize across geography to compete globally and the implications for economic development in countries and regions.More
Innovation is at the center of all of the IPC’s work whether at the firm or industry level, or as it relates to systems of innovation at the regional and national level.More
The MIT Work of the Future initiative explores the relationship between technology, work and society and how technology and relevant institutions can be developed to enhance human activities and support all workers.More
Advanced manufacturing is at the center of all of the IPC’s work whether at the firm or industry level, or as it relates to systems of innovation at the regional and national level.More
Innovation in Brazil, Advancing Development in the 21st Century
In this book, the editors unite a diverse array of empirical contributions around a few key themes, including public policies, institutions and innovation ecosystems, and firms and industries, that collectively make the case for a new, forward-looking innovation agenda aimed at addressing persistent challenges and exploiting emerging opportunities in Brazil. Its conclusions offer valuable lessons for other developing and emerging economies seeking to accelerate innovation and growth in the modern age.
In May, the book was officially launched at two events in São Paulo and Brasilia.
Work of the Future Book Series - Mary Gray
Mary Gray is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She is also the author of Ghost Work, How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass.
Join us for Mary Gray's discussion of her book in a conversation with David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, Associate Head, Dept. of Economics and Co-Chair of MIT's Work of the Future Task Force on September 11th in E25-111 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase before and after the event. This event is free and open to the public.
Please visit our Events page for upcoming authors in the book series.