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

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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