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What Kind of Capitalism Do We Want?  

Posted by hkarner - 3. Dezember 2019

Date: 02‑12‑2019

Source: Project Syndicate by Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. 

Though the concept of „stakeholder capitalism“ has been around for a half‑century, it has only recently begun to gain traction against the prevailing shareholder‑primacy model of profit maximization. Now, advocates of a more socially conscious economic system must take steps to ensure that their vision takes hold for the long term.

GENEVA – What kind of capitalism do we want? That may be the defining question of our era. If we want to sustain our economic system for future generations, we must answer it correctly.

Generally speaking, we have three models to choose from. The first is “shareholder capitalism,” embraced by most Western corporations, which holds that a corporation’s primary goal should be to maximize its profits. The second model is “state capitalism,” which entrusts the government with setting the direction of the economy, and has risen to prominence in many emerging markets, not least China.

But, compared to these two options, the third has the most to recommend it. “Stakeholder capitalism,” a model I first proposed a half‑century ago, positions private corporations as trustees of society, and is clearly the best response to today’s social and environmental challenges. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Eine Scorecard zur Beendigung des kurzfristigen Denkens

Posted by hkarner - 20. Oktober 2019

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

GENF – Die Angst vor einer weltweiten Rezession, der Handelskrieg zwischen den USA und China, die Auswirkungen des Brexit und ein gefährlicher Schuldenüberhang sorgen für eine der stressreichsten Phasen seit einem Jahrzehnt. Gleichzeitig stehen langfristige Ziele, wie die Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeitszielen bis 2020, die Umsetzung des Pariser Klimaabkommens bis 2050 und der Umbau des Wirtschaftssystems für die nächsten 50 Jahre, an. 

Um ein langristiges Denken anzuregen, braucht es eine Neuorientierung. Dazu drei Vorschläge:Zunächst müssen wir den wirtschaftlichen Bezugsrahmen ändern. 75 Jahre lang stand das Bruttoinlandsprodukts (BIP) im Zentrum und die Volkswirtschaften dienten als Werkzeug zur Mobilisierung der Produktion für den Krieg. Gegenwärtig aber ist die Maximierung von nachhatligem Wohlstand das Ziel und es braucht alternative Messgrössen.Eine Gruppe von Ökonomen aus der Privatwirtschaft, Hochschulen und internationalen Einrichtungen, (u.a. Diane Coyle und Mariana Mazzucato) haben das „Wealth Project“ (Wohlstandsprojekt), aufbauend auf Weltbank-Ansätzen, entwickelt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Grappling With Globalization 4.0

Posted by hkarner - 6. November 2018

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

The world is experiencing an economic and political upheaval that will not cease any time soon. The forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have ushered in a new economy and a new form of globalization, both of which demand new forms of governance to safeguard the public good.

GENEVA – After World War II, the international community came together to build a shared future. Now, it must do so again. Owing to the slow and uneven recovery in the decade since the global financial crisis, a substantial part of society has become disaffected and embittered, not only with politics and politicians, but also with globalization and the entire economic system it underpins. In an era of widespread insecurity and frustration, populism has become increasingly attractive as an alternative to the status quo.

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The Power of Dialogue in a Disrupted World

Posted by hkarner - 15. Februar 2018

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

In the second decade of the twenty-first century, geopolitical challenges are combining with technologically-driven disruptions to create new, immensely complex global problems. But while the challenges confronting us today are unlike anything seen before, overcoming them demands the same age-old solution: good-faith dialogue.

GENEVA – Closing the divides in our fractured world will require collaboration among many stakeholders. And, more often than not, it is dialogue that sets cooperation apart from conflict, and progress from painful reversals of fortune.

Good-faith dialogue – the ability to see the world through the eyes of other people, especially those with whom we disagree – has never been more important. We are living in an age when the Internet and other information and communications technologies have broken down traditional borders and brought us closer together. But it is also an age in which the drumbeat of nationalism is pushing us further apart. In the absence of calm, constructive, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations about what kind of future we want, intolerance and isolationism threaten to roll back centuries of progress. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Nationalism vs. Globalism: A Question of Balance

Posted by hkarner - 24. Januar 2018

Date: 23-01-2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, on how to deal with a fractured world

Around the world, between nations and peoples, fault lines are starting to grow. The U.S., under the leadership of Donald Trump, has seen a strong surge of nationalism. Some European nations are seeking more freedom from Brussels. And widespread dissatisfaction is growing about the effects of globalization.

To talk about these fissures—and how technology could add to the troubles—Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker spoke with Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. Here are edited excerpts.

Why the divide?
MR. BAKER: What are the main causes of the fractures that we’re seeing in the world right now?

PROF. SCHWAB: We went through a phase of hyperglobalization. The World Economic Forum always raised its voice against this neoliberal globalization. We always say globalization has to be combined with social caution. Now what we see is that the people who have been left out and who have suffered more from globalization and not profited from it start to have thoughts of rebellion. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Davos Leader Sees Progress in Trump’s First Year

Posted by hkarner - 11. Januar 2018

Is he so positive because Trump is attending??? He ruins the credibility of the WEF! (hfk)

Date: 10-01-2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Klaus Schwab tells WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker fears of confrontation haven’t come to pass

Prof. Klaus Schwab, who heads the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, spoke with The Wall Street Journal’s Editor in Chief Gerard Baker.

President Donald Trump has had a rough first year in office but has made important diplomatic progress with China and other key countries toward resolving some of the biggest sources of international tension, according to the head of the World Economic Forum.

In an interview ahead of the 48th annual meeting of the gathering of world leaders in politics, business, culture and the arts in Davos, Switzerland, Professor Klaus Schwab  expressed concern that the U.S. president had upended many of the norms of international relations in his first year in office but noted that fears of greater global tension had not been realized. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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What Makes a Great Leader?

Posted by hkarner - 10. August 2017

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Macron and a Multi-Need Europe

Posted by hkarner - 8. Mai 2017

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Leading the Middle East Into the Future

Posted by hkarner - 12. Oktober 2016

Photo of Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

OCT 11, 2016 Project Syyndicate

SAN FRANCISCO – New technologies are emerging so rapidly that societies in the Middle East are now having trouble coping with their impact. By affecting everything from the nature of work to what it means to be human, technological changes could prove overwhelming if we do not collaborate to understand and manage them.

Around the globe, entire industries are being redefined and created from scratch, owing to groundbreaking developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. We at the World Economic Forum have dubbed this wave of innovation the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” because it is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another. And these changes will be felt as much in Cairo, Dubai, and Riyadh as in New York, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Posted by hkarner - 12. Januar 2016

Photo of Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

JAN 11, 2016, Project Syndicate

Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

GENEVA – Of the myriad challenges the world faces today, perhaps the most overwhelming is how to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution that began at the turn of the century. New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities that arise along the way.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds on the Third Industrial Revolution, also known as the Digital Revolution, which entailed the proliferation of computers and the automation of record keeping; but the new wave of transformation differs from its predecessors in a few key ways. First, innovations can be developed and diffused faster than ever. Second, falling marginal production costs and the rise of platforms that aggregate and concentrate activity in multiple sectors augment returns to scale. Third, this global revolution will affect – and be shaped by – all countries, and have a systems-level impact in many areas.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to empower individuals and communities, as it creates new opportunities for economic, social, and personal development. But it also could lead to the marginalization of some groups, exacerbate inequality, create new security risks, and undermine human relationships. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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