Author Archives: Carlos Ferreira

ReSSI – Project Update

The team delivering the ReSSI project has recently submitted the second report to the funder (ESPON EGTC), for discussion and approval within the next two weeks. The ReSSI project examines how sustainable, inclusive and smart economic development (as defined by the Europe … Continue reading

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Blockchain, and the construction of a (new) economy

Harvard Business Review has an article by Joichi Ito, Neha Narula and Robleh Ali about the potential of the Blockchain in reconfigure modern economies, provocatively titled The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media. Leaving aside … Continue reading

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The value – and uses – of BitCoin

You may have heard that the value of BitCoin has hit a number of all-time highs in the last week. Just yesterday (9th May 2017), the crypto-currency made the news when the value of a single BitCoin topped $1,700 for the first … Continue reading

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Building Sustainable, Inclusive and Smart Economies: The ReSSI project

Economic development remains perhaps the most important topic in public policy discussions. There is constant debate about how to quantitatively grow the economy, as well as about the qualitative aspects of that growth. Increasingly, there is an express desire to … Continue reading

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Project: Ethical Jewellery

Throughout 2014 and 2015 I had the pleasure of being part of a team working on a project about ethics in the jewellery industry. At the time we produced a report of findings; the first part of the report deals … Continue reading

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Article: Untangling the trust-control nexus

An article co-authored by myself has recently been published in the European Management Journal. Titled (deep breath!) Untangling the trust-control nexus in international buyer-supplier exchange relationships: An investigation of the changing world regarding relationship length, it explores how trust between … Continue reading

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ESPON Seminar – urban-rural partnerships

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