Author Archives: Martin Kenney

Slouching Toward the Downton Abbey University System


This article is in Preparing for the Next Flood, Spring 2018


Dwindling financial support and ever-increasing federal and state unfunded mandates are forcing public universities to take actions that undermine the effectiveness of a vital component of the US innovation system and the nation’s most powerful engine of social mobility. The US research university system, which continues to be the global gold standard, is a unique […]

The Rise of the Platform Economy


This article is in Summit on Human Gene Editing, Spring 2016


The application of big data, new algorithms, and cloud computing will change the nature of work and the structure of the economy. But the exact nature of that change will be determined by the social, political, and business choices we make. A digital platform economy is emerging. Companies such as Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, […]