Guy Stanley

Guy Stanley was recently named to the post of Director, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Board of Canada. He also teaches the NAFTA course and Global Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is the author or co-author of five business books, three major federal government reports, and many articles in scholarly and professional journals and has consulted for major companies and public-sector organizations for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria (B.A.) and the London School of Economics (M.A., Ph.D.).
A sampling of Guy’s publications indicates his range of interests and the intellectual curiosity that informs not only his work, but especially his conversation.
The Canadian Biopharmaceutical Industry Technology Roadmap
Mapping the New North American Reality (IRPP)
What’s wrong with Canada’s innovation?
Fifteen years after Michael Porter’s report on Canada’s competitiveness the country’s innovation performance continues to fall in relation to that of competitors. It is losing its capacity to generate a top-notch living standard, while other counties are nurturing innovation systems that outperform Canada economically. The formula for enhancing innovation has so far eluded policy-makers despite a stream of prosperity initiatives and innovation strategies announced since the mid-1990s.
Democratization of Science
Positive science has had its critics since Galileo
Science’s claim to legitimacy is the positive nature of its “conclusions” based on repeatable “experiments”.
But conclusions always subject to new knowledge (questions theories experiments)-and therefore changeable. i.e. conclusions based on “current state of knowledge”.
The “Information Age” puts Science on fast Forward…
What happens when “knowledge” increases so fast it doubles in any field in under a decade?
What happens when “complexity” increases faster than the speed of calculation? (e.g the weather, climate change, long-range effects of genetic mutation, etc.)
We get “The Risk Society” (Giddens) and the issue of “risks” imposed “without informed consent”, especially 3rd party risk.
Staying Alive: North American Competitiveness and the Challenge of Asia
WHITHER CANADA? The Political Quarterly 63 (3) , 329–340

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