Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project co-chairs Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin meet with members from both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C., to share HBS research and to propose policy measures for improving America's competitiveness.
The two-day agenda on Capitol Hill kicked off with a bi-partisan media briefing co-hosted by Reps. Tom Rice (R-SC) and John Delaney (D-MD) on July 9, 2013. This provided media with an exclusive opportunity to sit down and chat with Professor Porter and Reps. Rice and Delaney regarding America's long-term, structural challenges, the areas of existing consensus among policymakers on what must be done, and the specific legislative actions that need to be taken to reverse the current trajectory of the American economy.
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09 Sep 2014 - ThinkProgress
Corporate boards lavish them with massive pay packages and politicians venerate them as "job creators." But it turns out that America's business chieftains would rather not create full-time jobs to do what needs doing if they can possibly avoid it, according to the latest annual survey from the Harvard Business School (HBS).
09 Sep 2014 - International Business Times
The growing U.S. wealth gap is "unsustainable" and the disparity between the rich, middle, and lower classes is likely only to increase in the near future, a new Harvard Business School study finds. Business leaders also do not expect worker compensation to increase over the next few years, according to the study.
09 Sep 2014 - Boston Business Journal
A Harvard Business School survey of nearly 2,000 alumni has concluded that the divide between America's wealthy and lower-income classes is "unsustainable" and likely to feed into a negative cycle of weaker performance and stagnant wages among U.S. employers.