Collaborate or Compete?

We are back with another arc of episodes! This time, the focus is on economics of collaborative innovation.

Some of us like to think of the Internet as a global public good, developed with collaborative contributions of the brightest technical and social minds on the planet. At the same time, the reality is that networks are built by private interests, and national interests are increasingly being brought to bear to try to shape the reality of the Internet experience within and across borders. The common driving force is often economics.

So, when it comes to innovation, how does collaboration work, economically, between competing private interests? Especially when those interests are entire nations, grappling with globalization?

Join us for 3 fascinating discussions to explore these topics!

  • Maria Farrell — Collaboration and the globalized world (October 21, 2020)
  • Patrik Fältström — Open Standards and Collaboration Among Competitors (October 28, 2020)
  • Konstantinos Komaitis — Economics of Technology and Collaboration (November 11, 2020)

(Note the gap week… not publishing anything in the week of the US election!).