To Inspire Blockbuster Ideas and Innovation, Start With the Accountants

To measure innovation, scholars looked at patent filings and citations, R&D spending and cash flow Photograph by Jeff Minton/Gallery Stock

If it’s true that going public can having a chilling effect on innovation, it’s time to start asking who might be responsible for that innovation deficit. According to one new study, the blame lies with fiscally conservative financial officers and cautious chief executives.

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