September 2014

  • 17 Sep 2014

    Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter to Launch New U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool

    BOSTON—A unique new tool based on pathbreaking research led by Michael E. Porter, Harvard’s Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, based at Harvard Business School, has been created to provide detailed data on the presence of “clusters” -- regional concentrations of related industries – and the profiles of regional economies throughout the United States. It also features a unique listing of initiatives, government agencies, and other entities engaged in cluster-based economic development, enabling public officials, policy makers, businesses, and other organizations to gain actionable insights supporting fact-driven policy decisions that can foster regional economic growth and competitiveness. Read more.

    • 16 Sep 2014

      Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship to Host Peter Thiel

      BOSTON—The Harvard Business School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship (“the center of what’s next” at HBS) will present entrepreneur and venture capitalist extraordinaire Peter Thiel in conversation with HBS professor William Sahlman on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Burden Hall (auditorium). A cofounder of PayPal, which was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion, Thiel has also invested in the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, and Yelp. Read more.

    • 08 Sep 2014

      Survey Highlights A Troubling Divergence in the U.S. Economy

      BOSTON—A new survey of Harvard Business School (HBS) alumni focuses on “An Economy Doing Half Its Job”: large and midsize firms in America have rallied strongly from the Great Recession, but middle- and working-class citizens are struggling, as are small businesses. Read more.