Tag Archives: Apple

Erik Brynjolfsson: New e-book outlines promise and peril of digital revolution

From Economics of Information Blog Andy McAfee and I have just released a short e-book, Race Against the Machine. In it, we try to reconcile two important facts. 1) Technology continues to progress rapidly. In fact, the past decade has seen the fastest productivity growth since the 1960s, but 2) median wages and employment have both […]

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? One that tolerates failure

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? How ought firms and managers encourage their workers to be more creative? And if those workers fail in the pursuit of creativity, is that necessarily a bad thing? These are the questions we wanted to answer in our latest paper.* We used life sciences as the […]

The U.S. needs an overhaul of the corporate tax system, not a temporary tax break

Today U.S. multinationals have more cash stashed overseas than ever before –according to several estimates, companies have more than $1 trillion in profits squirreled away in foreign subsidiaries. Many of the companies with the most money abroad – including powerhouses from Apple to Google to Pfizer – say they’d like to bring a large portion […]