Read about the gap between what the U.S. measures as its debt, and what it should be measuring, as well as how its mounting debt burdens affect its current and future competitiveness.
Harvard Business School Professor Bill George speaks on Bloomberg about NSA surveillance, the vetting of contractors for intel outsourcing, and the role the auto industry can play in renewing U.S. Competitiveness.
A new case teaching note by Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Ai-Ling Jamila Malone discusses teaching points behind the 2012 case, "Milwaukee: Making of a World Water Hub (A) and (B) - (B9)."
An innovative program between Harvard's graduate schools of business and education helps advance urban school achievement and marks a decade of progress.
Harvard Business School's Mihir A. Desai, answers a few questions about the recent Congressional tax inquiry of Apple and how this investigation fits into a larger debate about the corporate tax code.
Business leaders expect the nation's competitiveness to deteriorate, with companies less able to compete globally, pay workers well, or both, according to a new report released by Harvard Business School.
As the economy becomes more global, how will the U.S. keep up with other nations? According to a Harvard Business School study, manufacturing will play a big role if the U.S. is going to stay competitive.
Political skirmishes and impasses around short-term events are distracting us from the real danger ahead: Our reckless fiscal trajectory that threatens America's competitiveness. Insights by David Walker and Robert Kaplan.
Jan Rivkin, professor and chair of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, discusses the structural issues facing the United States and as a result, the multiple short term crises. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."
Michael Porter, University professor at Harvard, talks to Charlie Rose about the United States in the global economy.
Harvard Business School Professors Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin lay out policy steps for the president and Congress to follow in order to make American companies more competitive and their employees more prosperous.
It's time for business to lead in restoring American competitiveness, rather than waiting for Washington to act, write Harvard Business School professors Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin.
In an open letter to President Obama, Rosabeth Moss Kanter advises, "You have been reelected at a time when no one is satisfied with the status quo. You must show that your are serious about solving problems by a willingness to act quickly on a big, national campaign to get action throughout the country."
Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter joins Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, to discuss what role government has in fostering innovation.
In "Producing Prosperity", Harvard Business School professors Gary Pisano and Willy Shih show the disastrous consequences of years of poor sourcing decisions and underinvestment in US manufacturing capabilities. They reveal how today's undervalued manufacturing operations often hold the seeds of tomorrow's innovative new products, arguing that companies must reinvest in new product and process development in the U.S. industrial sector.
My hope is that this issue of Harvard Business Review, along with the conversation that has begun at HBR.org, will be small steps toward increasing recognition of the competitive problems facing the U.S.--and toward creating a more vigorous conversation about practical solutions.
Over the last four decades companies have dispersed more and more of their activities across the globe. Data and analysis from Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin suggest that the U.S. is losing out on location decisions at an alarming rate, even for high value adding activities such as R&D that it should be able to attract.
“There is an historic opportunity right now for business and government to work together [to restore U.S. competitiveness].” Professor Porter discusses the eight federal policy priorities that business leaders and policymakers, liberals and conservatives agree will transform America's economic prospects for the better. These include: a sustainable federal budget and corporate tax code reform.
“As long as the United States fails to resolve its longer-term structural challenges, its short-term crises will keep coming back - just like a villain in a bad horror movie - driving a wedge between our aspirations as a nation and our means.” Professor Rivkin discusses the enduring structural issues that beleaguer the United States and its competitiveness.
What can Americans — especially those in the business world — do to increase the ability of U.S. firms to compete successfully in the global economy while raising American living standards?
This is one of the most important and challenging questions facing society today. The Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project, led by Professors Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin, will engage some of the world's greatest thinkers to assess U.S. competitiveness and develop actionable recommendations to change America's trajectory.