We are delighted to invite you to our forthcoming event in the Bocconi Assembly for Innovation and Cooperation (BAIC) Webinar Series:
Ideology and Innovation
Thursday 17th June at 5pm-6pm (CEST)/11am-midday (EDT)
Speaker: Brian Silverman, Professor and J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Abstract: Political polarization has been increasing in the United States and across the globe over the past 25 years. The schism between Democrats and Republicans, Labor and Conservatives, and Likud and Blue and White, bring into focus the tension that exists between political parties and citizens with different political preferences. While much has been written about how individuals of various political persuasions interact (or don't interact, as the case may be) in a range of social and work-related settings, there has been no research exploring whether/how political affiliations of individuals affect the composition of inventor teams and, consequently, innovation. In this study we examine how the political affiliations of inventors in the United States affect the teams they form, the technologies they pursue, and the productivity and success of their innovative efforts.
Further information about this event is available on the BAIC series web page. To receive the link to attend this webinar, please register here.
We hope you can join us for this and other events in this series. Future speakers include Caroline Flammer, and Dan Levinthal. Full details are available on the website.
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