Mutuality is a concept that many are exploring, from various angles and under diverse names. We are interested in exploring the work of those outside of Catalyst who are applying their knowledge and efforts to develop these ideas. Two authors have recently been recommended to us:
- Peter J. Boettke is the Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a professor in the economics department at George Mason University. Boettke is particularly interested in interdisciplinary work integrating politics, philosophy and economics. He is associated with the Global Prosperity Initiative (GPI), which was founded to explore through ethnography and economic theory why some nations prosper while others are poor. In addition to his published books and articles, his commentary can also be found here.
- Harry Barkema is a professor of management at the London School of Economics. Professor Barkema is also the founding Director of the Innovation Co-Creation Lab (ICCL) where currently 20 people work on fundamental research and teaching (MSc, PhD, Executive education). This research includes; how to design innovative teams, innovation communities around websites, innovative science parks & corporate campuses, and successful business model innovation in close cooperation with companies. One set of new initiatives focuses on business model innovation at the base of the pyramid (BOP), in cooperation with multinational corporations, NGOs, and local businesses in South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South America.
-- Bruno Roche