Karen G. Mills
Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
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.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched a new tool for mapping clusters and a registry of important institutions for collaboration. Based at the Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, it provides critical industry information—as granular as the county level—to help tailor regional economic strategies.
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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.