What comes first to mind when we hear the words “technology adoption”? Answers tend to range widely, from a new machine, to a resistant seed variety, to an online payment method, but they rarely include organisational practices. However, besides using new inputs or processes for the production of goods and the delivery of services, we can also improve firm productivity by changing its “management technology”.
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Technology adoption is deeply intertwined with growth and productivity: differences in the speed with which technologies diffuse can explain a large share of the differences in wealth between countries.
Cross-sectoral partnerships are essential for the future of innovation. This three part blog series is here to convince you that cross-sectoral partnerships are desirable, that they are possible, but generally speaking will not happen on their own.
Are you working on an experiment exploring entrepreneurship, business productivity, innovation, the science of science, or related topics? Then read our five reasons why you should apply to present at our Winter Research Meeting on 21 November at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
On paper, university-industry partnerships offer great opportunities to both sides, and yet in reality these partnerships are hard to come by. Ferran Giones explains the pilot study they did, funded by the IGL Grants Programme, to try to encourage more.
IGL grantees present their final findings from an RCT into the impact of soft-skill business training programmes on microentrepreneurs.
Mission-oriented innovation policy is back on the agenda, gaining more and more traction among both innovation policymakers and practitioners. Teo Firpo explains how and why experimentation is important when delivering missions.
Not all new policy ideas will be successful. If policymakers are to be experimental then they and wider stakeholders will have to accept the risk that new programmes or design changes will fail to work as intended. James Phipps takes on failures in his latest blog.
Mindsets greatly affect the tools we use and the outcomes we achieve; it’s time for governments and those working with public services to confront this reality rather than keep futilely trying to control it, says Alexis Palá of Y Lab, after her session at IGL2019.