Archive for July, 2011

INSEAD Knowledge – Innovator’s DNA: Some are born, others can learn

July 22, 2011

By Nicholas Bray

Extracts from release info.:

Some people are born innovators. Others can become innovators, providing they follow some simple guidelines.

That’s the thesis of ‘The Innovator’s DNA’, just published by Harvard Business Review Press, by Hal Gregersen, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership, with Jeffrey H. Dyer of Brigham Young University and Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School.

Innovators think differently and behave differently, says Gregersen. They ask questions, look out for the unexpected and are ready to experiment. About one-third of these traits is genetically inherited, he believes, but the other two-thirds can be learned. That’s good news for companies. They can unleash the innovative capabilities of their employees by making innovation a priority from the top of the company downwards.

Check for further information:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/contents/NewsAlert_InnovatorsDNA.htm

Povl Tiedemann

July 2011

 

Reputation surveys important to rankings

July 17, 2011

By Phil Baty, Editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

One of the most controversial elements of university rankings systems is the reputation survey, which has been dismissed as little more than a catalogue of prejudices. But such surveys, if done correctly and as one element of a broader ranking methodology, can give important insight into a university’s standing.

Check: Full report on the University World News site

Check: survey, for details

Povl Tiedemann

July 2011

 

Higher education is a ‘global public good’

July 17, 2011

By Yojana Sharma, University World News
Higher education does not merely benefit individuals or contribute to countries’ economies but is a ‘global public good’ with the potential to solve major global problems and lift people out of poverty, an international meeting of education ministers and high-level officials heard in Hong Kong last week.

Check: Full report on the University World News site

Povl Tiedemann

July 2011

Two English universities consider going private

July 9, 2011

Two English universities are actively considering becoming private institutions, research suggests, writes Angela Harrison for BBC News. This would mean they would no longer get direct funding for research or teaching from the government.

Check: More on the University World News site

Povl Tiedemann

July 2011

 

 

 

INSEAD Announces Global Innovation Index Switzerland Ranks #1 of 125 Countries Surveyed

July 1, 2011

From INSEAD press release:

The fourth annual global ranking of innovation – taking into account such criteria as technological readiness, GDP, public policy and access to capital – shows European countries dominate the top 10, while Asia and the Middle East are making strong gains.

The survey is prepared by INSEAD, the leading international business school, with Knowledge Partners Booz & Company, Alcatel-Lucent, Confederation of Indian Industry, and World Intellectual Property Organization.

Click here for press release:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/contents/documents/GII2011_30June.pdf

Povl Tiedemann

July 2011