A (Re)view of the Philosophical Foundations of Strategic Management – explores four meta-paradigms around strategy research: contemporary positivism , contemporary realism, interpretive and critical postmodernism. I’ll be honest, I could only wrap my head around the first and second approach partly.
Social selectivity in aging wild chimpanzees – humans tend to have fewer but stronger relationships as they age. This has been speculated to be our way to cope with the fear of impending mortality. This study suggests that probably this is not the case especially if chimpanzees indeed could not imagine their future death.
SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development – comprehensive overview of the vaccine development landscape.
Are Inventors or Firms the Engines of Innovation? – ” inventors’ human capital is 5–10 times more important than firm capabilities for explaining the variance in inventor output”
The rise and rise of creativity – Great overview on how society’s conception of creativity has evolved over time. It’s striking how prevalent the term is now. All firms now are creative firms. Apparently, the term only started to take off in the 1950s, being virtually absent before.
The genesis of public-private innovation ecosystems: Bias and challenges – The article mentions that there tends to be a value creation bias towards incumbent firms. As I was part of a Marie Curie ITN and also was involved in setting up one in drug discovery, I can see why this can be so. Large companies add legitimacy to a consortium.
Why Do High-Status People Have Larger Social Networks? Belief in Status-Quality Coupling as a Driver of Network-Broadening Behavior and Social Network Size – people behave differently according to whether they believe that their status is a good measure of their quality. Could not access the article itself but found the idea fascinating.