Innovation and the Manufacturing-Services Dichotomy
Judge Business School to host a Seminar on 'Innovation and the Manufacturing-Services Dichotomy' to be given by Ashok Bardhan, UC Berkeley on 30 April, LT3, 12:00-13:00
Innovation is critical for economic growth and for rising standards of living. In an age of increasing global economic integration and a shift from manufacturing to services, this poses special kinds of challenges – to individual firms in the realm of organizational adaptation and management; to policymakers looking for creation of high-paying jobs; and for economists trying to come to grips with the implications. We will explore some of the issues that arise in the context of innovation and the manufacturing vs. services dichotomy, including scaling up, productivity and job creation problems, tradability and others.
Ashok Bardhan is Senior Economist at the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He has an MS in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow, Russia, an M.Phil in International Relations from New Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley. He is co-author of the book, "Globalization and a High-Tech Economy: California, US and Beyond" (2004), and lead editor of two forthcoming books "Global Housing Markets: Crises, Policies and Institutions", and "The Oxford Handbook of Globalization, Technology and Employment." His recent research includes papers on trade and technology linkages between US, China and India; on management issues of globalized innovation; on global financial integration and real estate; on the impact of offshoring on jobs, wages and firm organization; and on the political economy of the financial crisis. His current research projects include innovations in financing green real estate, on sources of sustainable urban development, and on innovation issues in manufacturing versus services.
For more information on this seminar please contact Jaideep Prabhu, Judge Business School.