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Researchers, brush up your Mandarin and get ready to spend time in China

Researchers, brush up your Mandarin and get ready to spend time in China | Innovation and news in Education, Science, Technology & Publishing. | Scoop.it
The scope for UK-China research collaboration is clear, says James Wilsdon, but we need to broaden our focus
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Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong | Innovation and news in Education, Science, Technology & Publishing. | Scoop.it
Clayton Christensen’s theory of “disruptive innovation” is founded on anxiety, fear, and shaky evidence.
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New Amazon terms amount to 'assisted suicide' for book industry, experts claim

New Amazon terms amount to 'assisted suicide' for book industry, experts claim | Innovation and news in Education, Science, Technology & Publishing. | Scoop.it
Report says publishers under heavy pressure to make damaging concessions including giving online retailer rights to print on demand
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Barnes & Noble to spin off Nook business, focus on stores

Barnes & Noble to spin off Nook business, focus on stores | Innovation and news in Education, Science, Technology & Publishing. | Scoop.it
* Expects full-year bookstore sales to drop in low-single digits June 25 (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said it would spin off its Nook tablets and college books business, letting go of the loss-making Nook e-reader business to focus on its book stores. The long-awaited decision sent Barnes & Noble's shares up as much as 10.6 percent to a year high as the company gave up trying to keep pace with deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Google Inc. It is 17 percent-owned by Microsoft Corp, while Pearson Plc owns 5 percent.
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