Presentation on theme: "Getting Our Share of the Knowledge Economy J. Michael Finger Prague 31 March 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Our Share of the Knowledge Economy J. Michael Finger Prague 31 March 2006
Getting Our Share of the Knowledge Economy Do we want to be providers of INNOVATION! -- or of cheap labor ? We must protect intellectual property rights! OK?
Clusters The way modern industry is organized! Smaller enterprises prosper in a symbiotic relationship with larger. Larger enterprises Smaller enterprises. ModernEqually modern Sell in lucrative world markets. Sell to the prosperous larger enterprises InnovateLearn from their symbiotic relationship with the larger enterprises. Win PatentsAre paid well to produce the modern things the larger enterprises ask for. the brave new world
BIG FISH eat little fish
Innovation Entrepreneurship What is it? What are we trying to [protect]- encourage? How can we identify it?
Communicating the idea of Entrepreneurship! Stories: What we did to help in Senegal: Frank Penna Sybille Schlatter India: Ritu Kumar Ethiopia: Ron Layton
Football: The System Who is going to win the match? Developmental Entrepreneurship: Adversity, Risk, and Isolation Craig S. Galbraith and Curt H. Stiles (eds) Elsevier Sciences, U.K., to be published 2006
Enacting, Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights Caution! By nature, about fixing things in place – secondarily about creativeness. The advantage is more in the commercial skills of using it -- play their system with your players? TRIPS was written from the perspective of Collecting not producing. Increasingly managed by lawyers – whose expertise is to hold on, not to create. India and China, the rising stars, are the Conscientious Objectors in the war for IPRS. Collecting for you or from you?
Finding Entrepreneurship: What to AVOID: Guidelines PowerPoint Lists of bullet points Lists provide the common elements in experiences. Entrepreneurship is about the uncommon elements.
Searching for entrepreneurship: You can never be certain that you have found it. If you make a list, you can be certain you have not found it.