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Robert Atkinson on Innovation Economics

Lately, American business has stagnated, resorting to short sighted strategies and opting to take inexpensive or safer quick fixes rather than analyzing and fixing the root of a problem. Robert Atkinson thinks US could to learn from their global neighbors such as France, Germany, Finland, and Korea and study how their focus on innovation has made them leaders in the business world. American business can turn this trend around by following Atkinson’s 3 main factors that facilitate a healthy successful environment for innovation to get America back on to the list of top innovators.


Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based policy think tank. He is also author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012), the book, The Past And Future Of America’s Economy: Long Waves Of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005), and the State New Economy Index series. 

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

* Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success
*High-Impact Decision Making: Reducing Risk, Maximizing Results
* Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

* Leading with Cultural Intelligence, by David Livermore, Ph.D
* Building on the Promise of Diversity, by R. Roosevelt Thomas
* Global Sourcing Logistics, by Thomas A. Cook

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