• John Zysman

    Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley

    Professor John Zysman has played a role in developing the trade, innovation and service strategies for central challenges in today’s global economy and is an advisor to policymakers, government leaders, and corporate executives.  He is co-founder of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) – an international focal point for out-of-the-box thinking on the new networked economy – through which his thought-provoking work helps shape policy and strategy on trade and industry in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

    Zysman’s book, “Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-industrial Economy,” remains an enduring driver of economic development policy and strategy for both governments and companies.  Recent updates to that work are: Escape from the Commodity Trap: Will the Production Transformation sustain Productivity, Growth and Jobs?; 21st Century Manufacturing, Services With Everything: How The ICT Transformation of Services has changed global competition; and an array of work on Cloud Computing. with Jonathan Murray.

    Zysman has played a role in developing the trade, innovation and service strategies for central challenges in today’s global economy and is an advisor to policymakers, government leaders, and corporate executives.  He was also co-founder of the Innovation Alliance, an effort by the offices of the prime ministers of Finland and Denmark to build strategic alliances with California to consider how advanced countries should respond to emerging challenges in the global economy.

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