Course Foundations and Methods for Assessing Innovation at a National Level

Cluster Mapping Methodology.” Cluster Mapping website.

Optional Readings

These articles are linked through the Cluster Mapping Methodology website:

Delgado, Porter, et al. “Defining Clusters of Related Industries.” Journal of Economic Geography 16, no. 1 (2016): 1–38.

———. “Clusters, Convergence and Economic Performance.” (PDF) NBER Working Paper Series, 2012.

Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT.” The Kauffman Foundation, 2009.

Guzman, Stern, et al. “The State of American Entrepreneurship.” (PDF - 3.3MB) 2015.


Investigating the New Zealand Innovation Ecosystem through MIT REAP

About REAP Website” and “Dashboard

Budden, and Murray. “Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Global Innovation Economy.”, 2014.

The Collective Impact Framework.” Collaboration for Impact beta site.

Optional Readings

Shaun Hendy. Introduction and Chapter 1 in Get off the Grass: Kick-starting New Zealand’s Innovation Economy. Auckland University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781869407629.


Leveraging Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

In Innovation Quest, Regions Seek Critical Mass.” MIT Technology Review, 2013.

Ghosh, Shikhar, Christopher Payton, and Ali Huberlie. “Clover Food Lab: Building Out the Team.” Harvard Business School Case 816-042, August 2015. (Revised October 2015.)


MIT-Kendall Case / Rethinking Ingenuity in New Zealand

Budden, Phil, and Fiona Murray. “Kendall Square and MIT: Innovation Ecosystems and the University.” Case Study, 2015 (draft).

Bracewell, Joseph. “Creative Industries add $3.5 billion to NZ’s GDP & formed to Champion the Creative Sector.” We Create.

Optional Readings

Art the Verb.” LimeShift, 2016.

"Final Report of Community Feedback and Recommendations." (PDF - 6.5MB) MIT Innovation Initiative, 2016.


Investing in Your Comparative Advantage

MIT’s Innovation Diplomats Program.” MIT Innovation Initiative.
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