Philip E. Auerswald and Iqbal Z. Quadir, Editors
Innovations journal is the premier academic journal on the topic of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship addressing global challenges.
The journal features cases authored by exceptional innovators; commentary and research from leading academics; and essays from globally recognized executives and political leaders. The journal is jointly hosted with the Center’s partners: George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship.
Over our first five years of publication, Innovations featured an author list including three former and one current head of state (including U.S. Presidents Carter and Clinton); a Nobel Laureate in Economics; founders and executive directors of some of the world’s leading companies, venture capital firms, and foundations; MacArthur Fellows, Skoll awardees, Ashoka Fellows; and, of course, outstanding academic contributors.
A special issue of Innovations was distributed to each attendee of the 2010 Annual Meeting of theClinton Global Initiative and included the lead essay by Bill Clinton himself.
Philip Auerswald is the Senior Scholar of the Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship and is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy. He is also the co-editor of Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges; an associate with Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; and an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. Since 2008 he has been the faculty co-lead for the Ashoka Changemaker Campus initiative. He author and co-author of numerous books, reports, and research papers pertaining to entrepreneurship and innovation including, most recently, The Coming Prosperity: A Guide to Opportunity in the Age of Entrepreneurship (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2011).
Iqbal Z. Quadir:
Professor Iqbal Z. Quadir is the founder and director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT and Professor of the Practice of Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. In the 1990s, Quadir founded Grameenphone, which provides effective telephone access throughout Bangladesh.
Quadir is an accomplished entrepreneur who writes about the critical roles of entrepreneurship and innovations in improving the economic and political conditions in low-income countries. Quadir is often credited as having been the earliest observer of the potential for mobile phones to transform low-income countries. His work has been recognized by leaders and organizations worldwide as a new and successful approach to sustainable poverty alleviation.