Why the "Idea Industry" Can Put You Out of a Job

Is there a link between the unique characteristics of the Singaporean economic and social milieu and the rapid emergence of entirely new ways of thinking (ideas) driving a whole variety of industries and business activities that have the potential to revolutionize the world economy? Join Dr. James Portwood as he explores how any effort to gain economic traction that does not recognize the importance of where and how these ideas come into being and how they are commercialized will likely be doomed to failure. Click here to learn more.

Dr. James Portwood teaches as part of Temple Univeristy Singapore's top ranked Executive MBA program. He currently serves as Director of Temple’s Center for European Studies and, since 1990, he has been an adjunct Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. As a Fulbright Fellow, he has led several projects promoting economic and social transformation in Eastern Europe. An active scholar in the areas of International Human Resource Management, Global Change, and the Human Side of Organizational Transitions, Dr. Portwood’s research appears in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Planning, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Labor Law Journal.



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