Knott’s research examines the optimal environment and policies (economic, industrial and firm) for innovation. This interest stems from issues arising during an earlier career in defense electronics at Hughes Aircraft Company. Prior to joining Olin, Professor Knott was an Assistant Professor of Management at Wharton.
A new study by Olin Business School’s Anne Marie Knott, steeped in research and development, finds that large companies constitute 87% of the R&D engine right now, concluding that previous researchers just haven’t had the right tools to measure the productivity of investments in this area.
Even companies that claim to have a long-term orientation worry about whether R&D is worth the investment. My research shows why companies, investors, and the nation will be better off if companies make long-term investments in R&D.
It’s curious that we heard very little from the C-Suite in the deliberations leading up to the Dec. 22 signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. What makes this curious is that the goal of the act was to increase GDP growth above 3 percent by stimulating corporate investments to increase productivity, but no one seemed to be asking CEOs whether the tax cut would have that effect.
Chinese search engine conglomerate Baidu Inc. leads the pack in a new ranking of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. The RQ50 ranking is based on the research quotient (RQ), developed by Anne Marie Knott, PhD, professor of strategy at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School.
The nation’s top 20 public firms could have added
nearly $1 trillion to their market value if, in 2010, they had used a
new tool, known as the research quotient (RQ), to determine their
research and development (R&D) budgets, says its creator, Anne Marie
Knott, PhD, associate professor of strategy at Washington University in St.