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Professor Mauro Guillen writes for the World Economic Forum on why larger companies may be the most important drivers of innovation going forward.
“Perhaps the single most important factor in the future development of technology will not be the process of innovation itself but how effectively companies align themselves with large transformations in the marketplace so that they can gain scale quickly.”
Faculty Affiliate Mauro Guillen speaks with Asia Times about the future of China, from a demographic and labor composition perspective. He sees China’s aging population as a real liability, saying:
“I think the impact will be felt relatively quickly - in the next 10 or 15 years or so.”
In a New York Times article on the experiences of those who speak out against unethical workplace practices, Faculty Affiliate Mary-Hunter McDonnell discusses the regrets that some whistleblowers feel. She elaborates on the repercussions that many face.
“He said if he could relive it he wouldn’t have done it because it devastated his social life…. He was basically boxed out of the social world he had created for himself as part of his job.”
Professor Peter Cappelli, a faculty affiliate, discusses the chance to the storied tech company’s change in policy with Knowledge@Wharton.
He applauds the company’s nuance, criticizing Yahoo’s effort earlier, “I think the problem here was really this kind of one-size-fits-all thinking. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? The answer is, it depends.”
Professor Ethan Mollick, a faculty affiliate, comments on recent efforts in the recruiting sphere to fairly boost diversity. Unilever is trying out a strategy where entry level applicants will be evaluated based on how they perform on online games.
“Games in recruiting have had ups and downs over the years,” Mollick said, at least in part because of the fact that, “every kind of game discourages some people and encourages others.”