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Volume 60, Issue 3 (Spring 2018)
Our latest special issue focuses on the circular economy, a new paradigm of industrial organization that promises to radically improve the efficiency and sustainability of our markets and firms.


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How to Scale Crowdsourcing Platforms
By encouraging external innovators to contribute to value creation, crowdsourcing platforms can grow significantly in size and revenue while keeping costs low. But quickly and sustainably scaling crowdsourcing platforms is still a daunting challenge. (more)


How to Improve the Accuracy and Reduce the Cost of Personnel Selection
Traditional job interviews are notoriously poor predictors of actual work performance. This article describes some of the shortcomings, and provides solutions: use structured interviews, and implement more objective forms of assessment. (more)


Decentralization and Localization of Production
Additive manufacturing has been called "the third industrial revolution." The widespread adoption of 3D printing will dramatically change the business landscape over the coming decades by disrupting existing models of manufacturing and distribution that rely on economies of scale. (more)


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Facebook, User Privacy, and Data Responsibility
With great power comes great responsibility. Despite public outrage and Congressional hearings over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook's profits and user numbers continue to soar. Can Facebook strike a balance between transparency and responsibility around personal data? (more)

Targeted Ads: The Good, the Bad, the Unavoidable
Targeted ads are meant to provide a better, more relevant experience for the user. Amidst a privacy scandal, Facebook is experiencing growing discontent from the public. How is our data used and is there a more balanced way to handle it? (more)


Jawbone: From Innovative to Insolvent
Conventional wisdom says a startup lives or dies by its access to funding. By taking a look at Jawbone--which raised nearly $1 billion in funding before shuttering in 2011--this post explores the idea that perhaps what is even more useful to a startup than capital is collaboration. (more)


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What is the Circular Economy?
The circular economy is a new paradigm of industrial organization that could eliminate 100 million tons of waste globally in the next five years alone.


Nature as a Model: 3D Printing and the
Circular Economy

3D printing has the potential to become the manufacturing infrastructure for a sustainable circular economy, because it closely resembles the process that nature uses to create all living things.

Open Innovation and Disruptive Technology
Computer networks have ushered in a new era of collaborative innovation. Decentralization allows breakthrough ideas to surface from all over the world. And the open innovation model can help companies build the future.


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