Recent UCT Graduate School of Business PhD graduate Dr Ken Davidian talks about the emergent industry of space tourism, and about his enthusiasm for space travel. Dr Davidian is the Director of Research at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation in Washington, USA. For his PhD thesis he identified an innovation development model that looks at industries as complex social systems, rather than as isolated economic systems. The context for his study was the suborbital space tourism industry, but his research has broader implications for new industry emergence and industry evolution worldwide.
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