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Innovation clusters: Examining the role of federal, state and local government

One of the last things state and local officials want to hear around election time is “It’s the economy, stupid.” To avoid that dread fate,…

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Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup

The leading businesses that are advancing the concept of the “sharing economy” are in many respects no longer insurgents and newcomers. The size and scale of Uber, Airbnb…

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Business formation by minorities and people without wealth: Research brief

Small businesses, including “mom and pop” shops that operate in local urban communities, have been key drivers of U.S. economic growth, and fostering entrepreneurship is…

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The Economist’s Greg Ip with the inside story on business reporting

Greg Ip is the U.S. economics editor for The Economist and a keen observer of the intersection of business and policy. An award-winning journalist, he was a longtime…

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Business improvement districts: Impact on public safety within BIDs and in nearby areas

While thousands of business improvement districts (BIDs) are found around the world today, the concept is in fact a relatively new one — the first,…

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Who offers tax-based business development incentives?

City and county governments often compete with one another to attract businesses and thus improve the economic situation of their local residents. Most often this…

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U.S. competitiveness at a cross roads: Findings of Harvard Business School’s 2012 survey

Since the 2007-2009 Great Recession in the United States, many in the media, academia and business as well as the general public have expressed concern…

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Streaming doesn’t stop stealing: New research on digital piracy

The issue: Most of us wouldn’t walk into a shop and pocket a DVD without paying for it. But research shows many have few qualms…

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Why Europe is still trailing the US in successful start-ups

Silicon Valley has become a synonym for innovation and, with its ecosystem of super-moneyed venture capitalists, it is world renowned as a hub for new…

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Why are only 11% of business founders in Paris from outside France?

Paris is the economic hub of France, generating nearly a third of the country’s GDP, and the city has served as the birthplace of dozens…

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