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NEMODE Community Meeting

Significant themes for NEMODE research, 1-2 July 2013, London School of Economics

London, July 2013

Grouped NEMODE Themes

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Yellow Group: Social Resilience and Entrepreneurship

Research Question #1:

How do we use ICTs to build social resilience?
How can we improve the digital community’s ability to grow and overcome risks of for example exclusions of the elderly/poor? As new economies develop there is an increasing risk of exclusion becoming worse.

Research Question #2:

How can we use ICTs to support a portfolio economy?
The nature of work is changing dramatically with individuals increasingly engaging in temporary, part time or transitory jobs both in the paid and voluntary sectors. How can we facilitate the formation of a 2-sided individual or home centred economy to provide new opportunities for entrepreneurship, micro entrepreneurship and portfolio careers? ICTs could also be used to generate business and employment opportunities in addition to reducing the social challenges that may result from a portfolio economy such as lack of social ties and support provided by colleagues and organisations.

Research Question #3:

How can ICTs bridge international economic divisions?
Could new ICT-fuelled economic models that have emerged in the digital economy be used across countries to "leap frog" into new business/economies?
E.g. Vodafone's M-Pesa in Kenya.

Raconteur Name:
Roger Cliffe

Group Members:
Roger Cliffe
Vili Lehdonvirta
Yonca Ersen
Rhian Silvestro
Navonil Mustafee
David Lopez-Berzosa
Elizabeth Daniel
Jaywant Singh
Joe Cox
Anita Greenhill

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