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The INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative (IIPI) was set up in April 2010 on the Abu Dhabi campus to work with governments across the Middle East region on innovation policy related issues. Its mission is to become a leading resource and knowledge hub on the role of government in fostering innovative activities in businesses and the wider community. Read more about us...


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What the Data Tells Us About Immigrant Executives in the U.S.

Harvad Business Review

MAHROUM Sami, ANSARI Rashid

 

A lot of research has already been done on the significant contribution of immigrant scientists and engineers to the U.S. innovation system. Less research, however, has been done on the presence of migrant and immigrant leadership in corporate America. Read More

IIPI Contribution - GEOinno2018

Place and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Digital Platforms

MAHROUM Sami, FRENKEN Koen, STAM Erik

 

Most of the existing literature on economic geography and technological entrepreneurship has emerged in the pre-digital era. Today’s entrepreneurs have a greater ability to tap and leverage resources from multiple locations using digital platforms to lessen the disadvantage of their location, especially with regards to risk capital, foreign market entry, and access to talent. Read More

 

IIPI Contribution - WEF 2017

Enabling a Generational Transformation

 

A Compendium by the Regional Strategy Group for the Middle East and North Africa - World Economic Forum. Read Paper

 

    

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The Humanities Help us Understand our Actions and Reimagine our Reality

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The Roots of Western Tribalism

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What the Data Tells Us About Immigrant Executives in the U.S.

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Engagements

 

 

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Publications

 

The Role of Demand on Innovation: Evidence from a Resource Rich Economy

MAHROUM Sami, BASCAVUSOGLU-MOREAU Elif

INSEAD Working Paper

 

As the demand-pull theories of innovation are making their come back, there is also increasing interest in the role of government demand in stimulating innovation. Governments, especially in OECD countries, have announced initiatives and reforms aimed at mobilising the use of procurement to support competitiveness and innovation (OECD, 2013). Read Paper

Ethnic Inventors: A Critical Survey of the Contribution of People of Middle Eastern Ethnic Backgrounds to the US Innovation System

MAHROUM Sami, ZAHRADNIK Georg, DACHS Bernhard

INSEAD Working Paper

 

While the contributions of immigrants from Chinese, Indian and Latin American backgrounds to the US innovation system have been well documented, little exists on the contribution of people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to the US innovation system. Read Paper

Towards Understanding Problem Structuring and Groups with Triple Task Methodology ‘e’

MAHROUM Sami, BELL Simon, YASSIN Nasser

Journal of the Operational Research Society

 

In this paper, an experimental version of TTM (TTMe) is described in use in an Education project setting in Abu Dhabi. The paper describes the application of TTMe, provides an overall assessment of the value of the exercise, discusses the outputs of the group work and points to the value of TTMe in identifying and clarifying unique group qualities or signatures. The major contribution of the paper is to bring to PSG processes a degree of rapid, non-specialist, empirically comparable assessment on the richness of the group use of PSMs. Read Article

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INSEAD Innovation & Policy Initiative Newsletter - Vol5/Issue16 - June 2016. Read more

 

 


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