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Incubating the Third Industrial Revolution
3D Printing has captivated the public over recent years, but the history of this technology is already decades old. This post describes the role of 3-D Systems and the UCLA Venture Development Project in the early-stage development of additive manufacturing. (more)


A New World of Sharing
The sharing economy has disrupted the traditional means of communication in society. However, with new companies like AirBnb and Uber on the rise, sharing has the potential to have impacts far beyond communication. Read more about the new world of sharing.(more)


Patents and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Patent protections were built to encourage research and development of life-saving medications. However, manipulations of the market exclusivity that comes with patents raise ethical concerns and incentive issues. Read more about patent-protected drugs.(more)


Evolution of Business Ethics in the US: From Exploitation to Ethics?
The Gilded Age of the United States not only gave rise to rapid industrialization, but also the debate over business ethics. As our economy has evolved, regulations and norms have followed in suit. Read more about the history of business ethics in the United States.(more)


Homes For Homeless
Urban areas across the United States are struggling to provide resources for homeless populations. Students in USC architecture program have partnered with a local NGO to provide a solution, creating the space for new initiatives to provide homes for the homeless. Read more about the innovative potential for cities to address homelessness.(more)


Potential Pitfalls of Limiting Translation Services to Native Speakers
In the translation industry, native speakers have been widely accepted as ideal employees to hire. However, new findings have suggested that being a native speaker is no longer enough, leading to shifts in the labor market.(more)


The State of Urban Revitalization in America
The Rust Belt has lost its status as the cornerstone of American industry. As populations in the Midwest decline, suburbs are left empty, and cities fare little better. Significant investment and proper urban planning are necessary to revitalize the region. (more)


The Hyperloop: Elon Musk's Transportation Vision
Proposed in 2013, the hyperloop is a high-speed vacuum tube transportation system that is twice as fast as air travel, and much more energy efficient. But how viable is this concept in reality? (more)


You've Got Mail: Integrating the USPS into the Circular Economy
Consumers play a essential role in the lifecycle of products - but many items are often thrown away or left to sit in a drawer, when they could be reclaimed or recycled. Our postal services can provide a solution to the problem of reuse. (more)


Innovation in Urban Cities
As economies develop, urban migration crafts cities into the hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship. With further technological advancements however, this process is taken a step further with the emergence of “smart cities”. Read more about the articles in our newest special issue on city innovation.(more)


Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Showcases Latest in Self-Driving Cars
Earlier this month, the Consumer Electronics Showcase brought 3,800 vendor booths and over 150,000 attendees to Las Vegas. Over the course of the week, the buzz about one technology in particular clearly dominated: self-driving cars. One of the attendees describes his experience at CES.(more)


Millennials and the Rising Demand for Corporate Social Responsibility
With a new generation of consumers that grew up with access to mass media, companies are under pressure to move beyond traditional marketing. Read more about how millennials are changing consumer relations and stressing corporate social responsibility. (more)


Intellectual Property in Modern America
The rapid technological development of past decades has spurred a controversial debate over intellectual property. This article takes a look at Supreme Court rulings and government policies that have impacts on tech companies and international patents.(more)


Living in Smog: The Social and Economic Impact
of Severe Air Pollution in China

Three decades of rapid development and urbanization have lifted China out of poverty, but at a substantial economic cost. What are the consequences for residents of China's largest cities? (more)


Pollutive Reactions
Urbanization presents new challenges when it comes to environmental health and sustainability. These three American cities have sought to address various forms of pollution through policy, regulation, and community engagement. (more)


The Future of Female Corporate Leadership
While strong businesswomen like Sheryl Sandberg are emerging in the popular view, there is still some bias against women in the workplace. Instead, we should be welcoming these highly qualified business minds into executive offices and enjoy the growth in revenue, market shares and customer bases that follow.(more)


The Not-So-Stagnant-Startups
In an era characterized by rapid technological innovation, startup companies located in the world's entrepreneurial hubs are leading the way in solving new types of problems. But in the startup space, companies can decline as quickly as they appear. (more)


Kode for Kids: A New Era in Computer Literacy
Despite the rapid advances of the digital era, the amount of people with the ability to code is less than 1% of the total online population. However, new innovations in computer science education have made coding accessible for children and beginners of all ages. (more)


Are Countries Actually Committing to Green Energy?
With energy markets on the verge of a green transition, are governments drafting national policies to reflect this environmental shift? Read more on case studies from the United States, China and the United Kingdom.(more)


Colony Collapse Disorder: The Economics of Decline
For the first time in history, bees have been placed on the endangered species list. The bee population has declined by more than 40 percent, which could signal a crisis not only in the health of our ecosystems, but also in the viability of our country’s agricultural industry. (more)


Green Chemistry: Molecular Technology on a Massive Scale
Meeting sustainability goals starts at the molecular level. Learn about how new technologies enabled by 'green chemistry' - from novel paint additives to CO2-based polystyrene foam - are contributing to the circular economy. (more)


Green Cities: Sustainability through Innovation
With more than half of the world’s population residing in urban centers, cities must lead the way in developing environmental sustainability goals that can reduce carbon emissions and inspire innovative solutions. (more)


Pokémon GO: Lessons from John Hanke and Niantic Labs
Pokémon GO is among the most successful mobile applications ever released, and generated more than $200 million in its first week. But what looks like an overnight success is actually the result of more than two decades of hard work. (more)


Moi, Moche et Wonky: Making Progress on Food Waste
Staggering amounts of food are wasted annually. The best way to make a change is to shift public perception. This post explores several innovative initiatives undertaken in Europe to transform our relationship with food. (more)


The Key to Keeping Up: Dynamic Capabilities
In rapidly changing business environments - like the technology sector - the dynamic capabilties of sensing, seizing, and transforming are essential for firms seeking competitiveness in the long term. (more)


How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Management
The burgeoning presence of artificial intelligence (AI) in our daily lives has generated both great anxiety and excitement for the future. This post discusses the current state of AI and how it is used in a management context. (more)


Workplace Wellness: A Source of Productivity
Encouraging wellness programs in the workplace has tangible benefits for employees and employers alike - as correlations can be drawn between happiness, health, and overall productivity. (more)


South Korea's Troubled Millennial Generation
South Korea's millennials are facing hardships brought on, among other reasons, by the pressure of supporting the country's aging population. Dating, marriage, and childbirth are often deferred in the name of academics. (more)


The Organizational Importance of "Deep Work"
In the information age, organizations and individuals should hone their ability to focus intensely. The many distractions of modern life have made the ability to engage in 'deep work' both more valuable, and more difficult to achieve. (more)


Branding Ourselves: The Millennials on the Market
The way in which millennials perpetuate their social identities is highly influenced by the technology boom. However, for many young people today, not all social platforms are made equal. (more)


Millenials in the Workplace: Disruptive Tech, Open Innovation, and Investment Strategy
Millennials are growing up and entering the workforce. Their impatience, ambition, and desire for immediate results might lead others to think of them as entitled. But there are lessons to be learned on both sides of the generational divide. (more)


The Freelancing Revolution: Freedom vs. Security
Freelancing is becoming a viable alternative for many professionals, allowing greater freedom to plan one's own work schedule. But the benefits of freelancing can come with certain drawbacks. (more)


Food Waste and the Circular Economy: No Stinky Business
One billion people go hungry every year, and another billion are undernourished. At the same time, three billion tons of food waste are thrown out annually. The circular economy can fight hunger while providing new business opportunities. (more)


Analytics in the Gaming Industry: A Big Data Utopia
A powerful application of big data lies in the gaming industry, where game logs accumulate massive streams of data. (more)      


The Increasing Importance of Social and Cultural Awareness in Healthcare
Recent revisions to the MCAT standardized test have revealed a shift to place greater emphasis on social and cultural awareness within the healthcare industry. (more)      


The Campus Rep: How Companies Market on Campus
Campus representatives are common sights at any college, boosting awareness of brands and their benefits among the student population. How should companies maximize their productivity? (more)      


Join the Crowd: Goals, Funds, and Community
Crowdfunding platforms are often touted as a means of quickly raising money. But money isn't the only benefit -- backers can also provide a sense of community and an affirmation of the project's vision.(more)      


Crowdfunding: A Grassroots Revolution in Startup Investment
Today, small-time entrepreneurs with big-time ideas can leverage the geographic and social reach of the internet to raise money for their businesses from people around the world. (more)      


Dr. Millennial: Health in the Palm of Our Hands
Mobile health, also known as mHealth, looks to be the next evolution of the medical industry. How has this trend benefited healthcare on a global scale, and what can we expect during the coming years? (more)      


Norway's Oil Shock
Norwegians enjoy a high standard of living and broad economic prosperity, due in large part to the country's rich oil deposits. So what happens when oil and gas prices slump? (more)      


The Fundamentals of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming and entrepreneurial mainstay. Some of the most viable projects of the past years have been funded in part by donors on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. (more)      


When Global Marketing Meets Beauty, Health, and Culture
Cross-cultural trade of beauty products has homogenized beauty and health standards. The pursuit of aesthetic appeal also holds broad economic, political, and public health implications. (more)      


In the Spirit of Holiday Marketing: The Wants and Needs of American Consumers
Businesses should examine the ways in which they can strategically cater to their consumers. But consumer wants and needs change rapidly. What's trending this holiday season? (more)      


In the Future, Bosses Might Not Exist
Corporate structures have traditionally been very rigid, but that trend is changing. Holacracy is an emerging system of management which calls for an infrastructure with no bosses or managers. (more)      


Genentech: Bridging the Gap Between Corporation and Community
Genentech, a pioneer in the field of biotechnology, is among a new group of firms seeking to dramatically improve medical technology. But perhaps most impressive is the company's success in building strong community ties. (more)


How Companies Can Benefit from the Circular Economy
Since the industrial revolution, our economies and companies have relied heavily on the availability of bountiful and inexpensive natural resources. But this linear trend is no longer sustainable. Is there a viable alternative? (more)


Rethinking the Nuclear Economy
Nuclear energy stands at a crossroads -- its proponents must prove that it is not only safe and reliable, but also that it is economically viable over the long term. Finland's nuclear program is among the top in the world. (more)


Using Mobile Analytics to Better Understand Your Business
The accessibility of analytics platforms on mobile devices has enabled businesses to gain greater insights into their operations than ever before. (more)


4 Reasons Why Businesses Should Transition to the Cloud
Cloud technology has become one of the most rapidly expanding sectors within the tech industry. Businesses have come to rely on the cloud for four key reasons. (more)


Aramark and Ethicality
Aramark, one of the largest food conglomerates in the United States, is consistently ranked among the ethical companies in the world. But what constitutes an ethical business – and is Aramark truly one of them? (more)


Business Intelligence: The Next Competitive Edge
In recent years, extracting and analyzing customer data has become more complex. But the insights from big data analytics can confer powerful advantages. (more)
 


Maersk: The Value of Social Media
Even B2B brands can benefit from the boost in consumer awareness conferred by a strong social media presence. (more)
 



Docker: Innovation in the B2B Tech Market
Docker is a B2B web platform company with an innovative business model. (more)
 



Understanding Hybrid Organizations
An interview with Dr. Nardia Haigh, editor of CMR's special issue on hybrid organizations. (more)
 



The Foundations of Sustainability: Balancing Business and the Environment
An interview with Ken Lee, Co-founder of Lotus Foods. (more)
 



Just Do It: Lessons from the Startup Space
An interview with Boris Fain, CTO of a biotechnology startup in Berkeley, California. (more)
 


 


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