In the fall issue of the Graziadio Business Report we have published five great articles.
Facilitating the Inventor – Entrepreneur Interaction: Super-Charging the IP Commercialization Process
By Larry William Cox, PhD
According to leading economists, entrepreneurs are those individuals who both identify and exploitcommercial opportunities. This article proposes that more technologies could be commercialized and with greater economic value if a university-neutral foundation was established that allowed entrepreneurs to dialogue with inventors at an early stage and used principles of creative problem solving.
Bridging the Complexity Gap: Leading Effectively in a VUCA World
By Suzanne Lahl, MSOD, and Terri Egan, PhD
In the weeks before September 11, the U.S. Army War College coined the term VUCA to stand for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments. Globalization, information technology, economic and political instability, and climate change create a level of interconnection and interdependence that requires a new kind of leadership.
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A No Fault Approach to Recouping Executive Compensation
By Gina Joan Kim, JD, MBA, and Gia Honnen Weisdorn, JD, LLM, MBA
Having improved financial performance justifies compensation, but what happens to the compensation after a restatement? The argument for a strict liability approach in reforming compensation practices is that the repercussions of risk-taking that results in erroneous gains should be the same.
Implementing Intrapreneurship: A Structural and Cultural Approach
By Jhony Choon Yeong Ng, DBA
Today, organizations operate in a very complex and uncertain landscape. In order to survive, they must learn to work creatively in hostile environments. To compete with more agile small entrepreneurial firms, large corporations in particular must explore ways to foster innovation. As a result, many organizations are turning to a process called “intrapreneurship.”
Facebook: Data Mining the World’s Largest Focus Group
By Brian M. Kwong, Sean M. McPherson, Jonathan F. A. Shibata, and Oliver T. Zee
With the seemingly indomitable amount of data at Facebook’s disposal, can the company accurately predict outcomes within the typically volatile financial markets? If Facebook is able to predict such outcomes, can it go a step further and manipulate or influence such predicted events?