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Mark Huberty

Mark Huberty, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University The development of the high-technology startup sector in Germany is critical for the adjustment of the German economy to growing international competition in traditional industrial sectors. The article explores whether changes to the German venture capital financing sector in the period 1995-2005 indicate an improved development path for high-technology startup firms. Based on the volumes and structure of venture capital investments during this period, I conclude that the venture capital sector has undergone substantial change in favor of financing and supporting high-technology startup firms. However, small firm behavior suggests that even with a changed venture capital sector, the overall regulatory structure of the German economy will result in lower rates of firm success than otherwise would be expected from a resurgent venture capital market. The policy implication is that, without additional regulatory reform favoring small, high-technology enterprises, the transformation of German industry will continue to be constrained.

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Inside the global teaching machine

MOOCs, academic labour and the future of the university

Michael A. Peters

called xMOOC and cMOOC: in the former, open markets are associated with venture capital innovation and private provision of public education; the latter is based on a much older set of public technologies based on user-generated logics to provide

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Prelude to a Grid

Energy, Gender and Labour on an Electric Frontier

Kristin D. Phillips

individual household level. The solar boom in the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania saw fast-paced venture capital racing between 2014 and 2017 to meet the market demand with new innovations, micro-grids and bundled service packages ( McKibben 2017 ). Such

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Aftermath of the MOOC wars

Can commercial vendors support creative higher education?

Christopher Newfield

classes with solely face-to-face instruction’ ( Coursera 2015a ). This claim has been the foundation of MOOC acceptability in U.S. higher education. The xMOOC Lift-Off In 2012 and 2013, MOOCs took state capitols, venture capital firms and the Davos