Competitiveness Surveys

Competitiveness at a Crossroads

Feb 2013

Second in the series of U.S. Competitiveness surveys, Harvard Business School gleaned responses from nearly 7,000 alumni and more than 1,000 members of the general public. The survey not only provides an updated view of the U.S. business environment, but also illuminates specific actions that business leaders and policymakers can take to improve U.S. competitiveness. For example, across the political spectrum, business leaders and the general public strongly called on the President and Congress to put the federal budget on a sustainable path, reform the corporate tax code, improve America's infrastructure, address distortions of the international trading system and craft a responsible framework for developing new energy sources. The competitiveness of the United States is at a crossroads. Can America muster the will to restore its competitiveness?

HBS requests that if you use the survey instrument, in whole or in part, please ensure that you cite HBS' original work as with any academic publication. We would also very much appreciate your sharing your survey's progress and data so that we may research cross-country comparisons and optimize the learning for the whole community. For all queries please contact mraman+hbs.edu.

HBS Survey on U.S. Competitiveness

Jan 2012

As part of the U.S. Competitiveness Project, Harvard Business School asked its alumni to complete an in-depth survey on U.S. competitiveness. Nearly 10,000 business leaders responded worldwide, resulting in a first-of-its-kind analysis of data from a broad group of central actors in the global economy. The survey results provide strong evidence that America faces a deepening competitiveness problem and help pinpoint where the roots of the problem lie. The survey findings inform the March 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review, which presents analyses of critical areas that drive U.S. competitiveness as well as action agendas for restoring America's economic vitality.

HBS requests that if you use the survey instrument, in whole or in part, please ensure that you cite HBS' original work as with any academic publication. We would also very much appreciate your sharing your survey's progress and data so that we may research cross-country comparisons and optimize the learning for the whole community. For all queries please contact mraman+hbs.edu.