Sustained Innovation Through Shared Capitalism and Democratic Governance

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M. A. Beyster; J. Blasi; J. Sibilia; T. Zebuchen; A. Bowman (2013), JBIS, 66, 133-137

Refcode: 2013.66.133
Keywords: 100 Year Starship, shared capitalism, democratic governance, organizational structure, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education

Abstract:
The Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) explores application of democratic representative governance models and structures for long-term interdisciplinary research, development and education to the concept of an organization that can sustain activity in support of interstellar travel in the 100-year timeframe, as outlined by the 100 Year StarshipTM. This paper titled, Sustained Innovation through Shared Capitalism and Democratic Governance , explores the roots of representative structures and organizations as long-lived success stories throughout history. Research, innovation, organizational structures and associated issues are explored to address the long-term focus required for development, both material and human. Impact investing vehicles are also explored as potential investment structures addressing the long-term horizon required by the organization. This paper provides an illustration, description and philosophical approach of this model as developed by the FED and our collaborators.

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