A new survey from Harvard Business School paints a worrying picture for the health of small business in America.
While the American economy is adding jobs at a faster pace than at any point since the end of the financial crisis and is growing faster than many of its developed peers, it's still not close to full strength.
Top business leaders foresee U.S. competitiveness eroding but they're less pessimistic than they were and are far more bullish about the nation's corporations than its workers, according to a Harvard Business School survey.
Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor, reveals the results of a recent study on U.S. competitiveness. What's not going well is America as a place to invest and create jobs, says Porter.
A survey of Harvard Business School alumni released Monday reveals a series of trends that are widening income disparities and may be weakening the ability of the U.S. economy to grow in the long term.
This working paper by Karen Mills examines the small business credit environment during the recession and in the recovery-focused years since, as well as the impact persistent lending gaps may be having on job creation as a whole. Last, Mills takes a look at the dynamic and fast growing online lending market that has ignited since the recession and how the technology and innovation those entities are driving may change how small businesses and entrepreneurs finance their growth in the future.
Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School professor, shares his thoughts on corporate tax reform ahead of Tuesday morning's Senate hearing.
Our nation's competitiveness must be built on regional economies, and because there is no "one-size-fits-all" economic plan, regional leaders must base their strategies around the assets and opportunities that make them unique.
Released in May 2014, this report focuses on the current state of U.S. education and why this is a unique moment of opportunity for change.
“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.