Forbes — November 2018

Paul Romer: The Path To Economic Growth And Innovation Article by Kate Vitasek published in Forbes on 19 November 2018 Business professionals can learn a valuable lesson about the path to economic growth and innovation from Paul Romer, this year’s Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences (shared with William Nordhaus). Romer views the economy as a “huge innovation […]

Richard Thaler Awarded Nobel Prize for His Contributions to Behavioral Economics

Thaler’s work provides a more realistic understanding of human behavior in economic theory.

What do the 2016 Nobel Prize winners in economics teach us about Vested and alternative Sourcing Business Models? – Pt. 2

This post was written by David Frydlinger, Kate Vitasek and Henrik Järleskog.   When Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström won the Nobel prize in economics last week, many Vested followers reached out asking the question, “How does their research align with the What’s in it for We (WIIFWe) mindset and approaches of the Vested sourcing […]

What do the 2016 Nobel Prize winners in economics teach us about Vested and alternative Sourcing Business Models? – Pt 1

This post was written by David Frydlinger, Kate Vitasek and Henrik Järleskog.   On October 10th we learned that the 2016 Nobel Prize in economic science was awarded to professors Bengt Holmström (MIT) and Oliver Hart (Harvard) for their work in contract theory. This Nobel Prize is of great practical importance in daily business. For […]

Outsource Magazine — December 2014

Jean Tirole: The science of taming powerful firms Article published in Outsource Magazine by Kate Vitasek on 22 December 2014. Jean Tirole, the French professor of economics who recently received the Nobel Prize, is one of the most influential modern economists for his extensive theories and rigorous mathematic analysis of strategic behaviour and information economics […]

Nobel Economist Ronald Coase, Giant of TCE, Dies at 102

Nobel laureate Ronald Coase, a giant of modern economic thought and whose ideas about transaction costs and the nature of companies are a foundation of Vested principles, died this week in Chicago. He was 102. In “The Nature of the Firm,” which was developed and written while he was still an undergraduate and published in 1937, Professor […]