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Innovation Files Blog
May 3, 2017
May 2, 2017
Fact of the Week: European Firms That Adopted Information Technologies Such as E-Commerce Platforms and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems From 2002 to 2008 Did Not Decrease Employment
When EU firms adopted various recent technologies such as e-commerce platforms from 2002 to 2008, employment did not decrease on average, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 26, 2017
While some of the provisions in the president's tax plan are critical for boosting U.S. economic growth, like a lower corporate tax rate and a so-called “territorial” system for taxing companies’ foreign profits, the plan is silent on many other key measures that are necessary to boost productivity and competitiveness, writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
April 26, 2017
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, an important moment to consider the critical relationship between intellectual property (IP) protection and innovation, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
April 25, 2017
Fact of the Week: There Are Only Three American Firms Among the World's Top 10 Players in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology
Three American firms make the top ten list of leading innovators in carbon capture and sequestration technology, coming in third, seventh, and tenth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 24, 2017
Stephen Ezell explains in Innovation Files how when Brazil's intellectual property rights improved, a new anti-inflammatory drug derived from the country's diverse ecology was developed.
April 24, 2017
GE and Philips’ experience in India is a clear example of how global companies—whose business models rely on intellectual property—can leverage technology transfer, intellectual property, and global research and production networks to develop innovative solutions to local health problems, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
April 21, 2017
Efforts to develop Web standards for content protected by digital rights management has met misguided opposition from advocacy groups, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
April 19, 2017
Fact of the Week: In the U.S. Automobile Supply Chain, the Share of Suppliers Contributing to Final Part Designs Rose From 48 Percent in 1989 to 70 Percent in 2011
The U.S. automobile supply chain has become more collaborative, with part suppliers being more involved in final part designs, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 11, 2017
Fact of the Week: When New Zealand Schools Were Provided Broadband Internet Service, the Share of Students Passing Standardized Tests Increased By a Full Percentage Point
When schools in New Zealand gained broadband Internet service, their test passing rates increased by one percentage point, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.