Methodology: The Open Economy Toolkit
A 2007 Ten-Year Forecast Research Perspective
The open economy is rooted in the convergence of three forces for change: the rise of flexible network structures, the dynamics of self-organizing groups and systems, and the practices and principles of cooperation. Today, the combination of these forces presents a powerful shift in social, economic, and cultural production. New forms of production leverage individual creativity and self-interest. They create value out of shared, open resources. And they distribute decision making and management away from the top or center of systems and out to the edges.