“Context matters” is one of the most uncontroversial statements one could make to a think tank leader. It also is one of the least helpful ones. 1,136 more words
From macro organization-wide decisions to micro day-to-day project choices, think tanks are strategically, if often implicitly, responding to context.
They’re doing so by leveraging their endogenous capacities, or the capacities that result from think tanks’ choices in the way that they select, combine, and manage factors of production to meet their organizational objectives. 881 more words
The talk in real and online spaces where think tanks and donors convene suggests context does the opposite of levelling the playing field: it changes the rules of the game in which think tanks strategise and perform. 1,121 more words
How often does the research on think tank performance and context actually make its way into think tank practice? I wondered about this question at the… 993 more words
One of the key elements to creating a festival that people will travel to, involves the use of a “special interest” or niche. Around the world, the use of planes, trains and automobiles as a focus for an event has proven to be a key to success in event tourism. 260 more words