America’s leading companies are thriving, but the prosperity they are producing is not being shared broadly among U.S. citizens. Jan W. Rivkin presents the results of effort to gauge HBS alumni opinions on two topics:
Economic outcomes for Americans: Do business leaders want to see shared prosperity in America? Do they see the lack of shared prosperity as a problem, either for society or for their companies? Are they satisfied with an economy that is growing strongly in aggregate, or do they care more about outcomes such as income equality, middle-class prosperity, poverty alleviation, and economic mobility?
The U.S. business environment in 2015: Are business leaders more or less confident in the current and future competitiveness of the American economy than they were in 2011? In their view, which aspects of the business environment have improved, and which have gotten worse?