Congratulations to our team's nomination for Academy of International Business (AIB) Temple/AIB Best Paper Award! Tarun Khanna, Karim Lakhani, Shubhangi Bhadada, Ruihan Wang, and Michael Menietti all get a round of applause from us at LISH for their nominated project, "Crowdsourcing Long-Run Memories of Involuntary Migratory Displacement: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the 1947 Partition of British India." More information about the project is available on the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute's project page

View the video below to learn more about Crowdsourcing Memories from the 1947 Partition of British India. 


Self Publish
Looking for a way to distribute your white paper, working paper or report? Submit your resource (e.g. white paper, report, working paper, presentation or video) to the Innovation Science Guide where it will be published after a short review. Submit here

LISH, in collaboration with the Linux Foundation, kicked off the Core Infrastructure Initiative in September 2018 with a meeting at Harvard Business School where 40 members from academia and industry met to identify and explore potential research questions. These questions include: 
  • How can we create a "census" of open source software (OSS) prevalently used in the economy?
  • How can we better understand OSS's effects on the economy and security?
  • Who are the top contributors to OSS and what are their motivations?
  • How can the OSS community adopt practices to enhance the security and efficacy of all?
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Innovation Science Guide 
Introducing the Innovation Science Guide, a comprehensive repository of resources that range from practitioner-focused white papers to peer-reviewed journals to presentations and videos that are all related to the science of innovation. While users will find a range of resources from LISH, they will also find resources from a range of industry partners and fellow academics. Explore here


Quantifying the Immediate Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Scientists
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the scientific enterprise, but we lack empirical evidence on the nature and magnitude of these disruptions. Here we report the results of a survey of approximately 4,500 Principal Investigators (PIs) at U.S.- and Europe-based research institutions. Distributed in mid-April 2020, the survey solicited information about how scientists' work changed from the onset of the pandemic, how their research output might be affected in the near future, and a wide range of individuals' characteristics. Scientists report a sharp decline in time spent on research on average, but there is substantial heterogeneity with a significant share reporting no change or even increases. Some of this heterogeneity is due to field-specific differences, with laboratory-based fields being the most negatively affected, and some is due to gender, with female scientists reporting larger declines. However, among the individuals' characteristics examined, the largest disruptions are connected to a usually unobserved dimension: childcare. Reporting a young dependent is associated with declines similar in magnitude to those reported by the laboratory-based fields and can account for a significant fraction of gender differences. Amidst scarce evidence about the role of parenting in scientists' work, these results highlight the fundamental and heterogeneous ways this pandemic is affecting the scientific workforce, and may have broad relevance for shaping responses to the pandemic's effect on science and beyond. Read More
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