commentary

Through its strategic advisors, collaborators and its staff, the Carlisle Institute provides informal commentary on globalization issues ranging from governance to financial regulation to leadership and climate change by using vehicles such as newspaper columns and editorials, publications of roundtable proceedings and by leveraging third party writings by experts in noted publications.

newspaper columns
Since July 2009, Carlisle Institute chair and CEO Peter Lindfield has written a weekly column in the business section of the Telegraph-Journal, offering commentary and opinions on economic, political and business issues such as securities regulation, government policy, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, economic liberalization and productivity.

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external articles
Creating Shared Value: How to Reinvent Capitalism and Unleash Innovation and Growth
The capitalist system is under siege. In recent years business increasingly has been viewed as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely perceived to be prospering at the expense of the broader community. Even worse, the more business has begun to embrace corporate responsibility, the more it has been blamed for society’s failures. The legitimacy of business has fallen to levels not seen in recent history. This diminished trust in business leads political leaders to set policies that undermine competitiveness and sap economic growth. Business is caught in a vicious circle. A big part of the problem lies with companies themselves, which remain trapped in an outdated approach to value creation that has emerged over the past few decades.
By Michael E. Porter and Mark M. Kramer
Harvard Business Review
January - February 2011

When local interaction does not suffice: Sources of firm innovation in urban Norway
The geographical sources of innovation of firms have been hotly debated. While the traditional view is that physical proximity within city-regions is key for the innovative capacity of firms, the literature on ‘global pipelines’ has been stressing the importance of
establishing communication channels to the outside world. The results stress that while interaction with a multitude of partners within Norwegian city-regions or with other national partners has a negligible effect on firm innovation, those firms with a greater diversity of international partners tend to innovate more and introduce more radical innovations.
By Rune Dahl Fitjara and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
IMDEA
February 2011

America’s False Sense Of Security
Looking at a country’s future growth potential, it is important to resist the comforting, but ultimately misleading temptation to extrapolate past trends merrily into the future. If one looks into the rear-view mirror long enough, one may glimpse a
tempting vision of the future but miss all the real challenges that lie ahead.
By Klaus F. Zimmermann
The International Economy
Winter 2010

Will China Lose Its Cost-Competitiveness in Pharma Manufacturing by 2015?
With macro trends impacting China's pharmaceutical manufacturing, Western companies have a range of options to stay cost-competitive, but the solution will need to be aligned with the company's strategy, supply chain capabilities, and product / supplier portfolio — and the solutions have varying degrees of reward and implementation complexity.
By Axel Erhard, Vishal Bhandari, and Saurabh Tejwani
Life Science Leader
September 2010

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