Crowdfunding could be Europe's new supply of oxygen
No matter how hard various European governments try to promote their countries abroad, such efforts will be wasted if SMEs are starved of the financing they need to ensure their economic survival. It is time for policy makers to modernize the legal frameworks for capital if we want to give new emerging business models a decent chance of success. By Mark Esposito, IUM Visiting Professor Read more... *** Mark Esposito teaches Systems Thinking, Business, Government & Society & Modern Dilemmas for Harvard University, Extension School, Division of Continuing Education and serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School. Mark is a tenured Senior Professor of Business & Economics, at Grenoble School of Management in France and a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute in Sustainability Leadership, in the UK. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor and Business Lab Impact Scientist, at IE Business School, in Madrid. Mark is the Founding Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, a think tank affiliated with the MOC network of Professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Competitiveness in India and a member of the Advisory Board at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Italy. Since September 2013, Mark has been appointed as Affiliate Faculty for the New England Complex Systems Institute. He also serves in the Board of Directors of ABIS for the 2014-17 mandate. He is a prolific author and his articles can be found on ResearchGate and his books on Amazon. He serves as Editor in Chief of "The International Journal of Competitiveness" that he co-founded on Inderscience. Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability and Competitiveness worldwide, including Board of Directors, Communities and National Governments. He has advised the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, on the systemic nature of the EU crisis and serves as a cross-theme contributor to the World Economic Forum’s reports on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship in Europe. He is fluent in 6 languages and In his non academic life, he holds the rank of Master Instructor, Black Belt IV Dan, at the International Budo Institute in Canada.