Bridging the gap between invention and innovation: Increasing success rates in publicly and industry-funded clinical trials – a study on the role of PI’s expertise on the success of clinical trials. Fascinating that they find that broad experience across multiple disease fields reduce success rates.
Fiction lagging behind or non-fiction defending the indefensible? University–industry (et al.) interaction in science fiction – My first time to come across a study like this. The study explores how science fiction novels view academia-industry interactions, using these novels as kind of a mirror to how society views such interactions. They find that science fiction has been critical of such relationships.
Developing Improvisation Skills: The Influence of Individual Orientations – another unique study using Live Action Role-Playing as the data collection method. As someone who is not really good with thinking on my feet, I found their three types/stages of improvisation skills useful. Imitative improvisation refers to merely taking inspiration from others. When you can then create an original response guided by some structure, you then evolve to reactive improvisation. When you do not need anymore external triggers and can just easily break existing structures, then you are at the generative improvisation stage.
The sandwich game: Founder-CEOs and forecasting as impression management – with so many people posting about their successes on social media, impression management is becoming more and more relevant. In this study, the authors argue that founders are less likely to oversell their company’s forecasts due to their concern with their long-term relationship with investors. I find this quite unintuitive especially when my top of mind founder CEOs are Elon Musk and Elizabeth Holmes.
Applying advanced technologies to improve clinical trials:
a systematic mapping study – comprehensive review of technologies used in clinical trials. I appreciated Table 3 which talked about the possible contributions of a research paper, adapted from Shaw 2003, which I didn’t know before.