On March 5, 2012, Harvard Business School held its first Paths Forward event in New York, NY, convening more than 600 alumni and leaders from academia, business, nonprofits and policy on a discussion about U.S. competitiveness. Since then, Paths Forward events have become an integral part of the HBS U.S. Competitiveness Project. These events are held in economic centers around the country and serve to disseminate research as well as generate ideas for engaging business in improving competitiveness in the U.S. Each event has a unique theme around which HBS faculty members share the latest research. They also explore a range of commitments business leaders can take to improve America's competitiveness-such as improving the skills of U.S. workers through an apprentice program, building a local supplier network, or bolstering regional strength by joining a cluster competitiveness initiative. (You may complete the commitments form online or download the PDF.)
HBS has convened more than 1,800 business leaders through Paths Forward events in Charlotte, Washington, San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit. Below is information on upcoming events and video from past programs.
We invite you to join the conversation in your region, in the Forum or use the hashtag #USComp.
May 15, 2013
Harvard Business School
3:00 p.m. Registration
3:45 - 7:00 p.m. Sessions
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Reception
Dean Nitin Nohria and Project Chairs Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin invite you to join them at Harvard Business School for Paths Forward—an update on the U.S. Competitiveness Project—on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
The event will bring together HBS faculty Das Narayandas, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Robert S. Kaplan along with the Honorable David Walker and Boston leaders to discuss the competitiveness of the Greater Boston area. Special guest Mayor Thomas M. Menino will deliver opening remarks. Event highlights:
REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MAY 3
Register now as space is limited.
Paths Forward, Detroit: Building strong supplier networks. | 15 NOV 2012
Paths Forward, Chicago: Strengthening manufacturing in the U.S. | 1 OCT 2012
Paths Forward, San Francisco: The role of entrepreneurship and innovation in U.S. competitiveness | 10 SEPT 2012
Paths Forward, Washington DC: Policy imperatives to improve competitiveness | 21 JUNE 2012
Paths Forward, Charlotte: How business can partner with community colleges to close the skills gap | 03 MAY 2012
Paths Forward: Inaugural Event | 05 MAR 2012