January 2012

  • 20 Jan 2012

    Students on Immersion Experience Program Present Findings to Malaysian Prime Minister

    BOSTON—Thirty second-year Harvard Business School (HBS) students recently had the unique opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. During the meeting, the students presented the findings of the analysis they conducted for almost four months regarding the drivers and barriers to Malaysian productivity and competitiveness. In addition, they provided recommendations to alleviate impediments and foster rapid growth. Read more.

    • 18 Jan 2012

      Harvard Business School Survey Reveals Deepening U.S. Competitiveness Problem

      Washington, D.C.—Harvard Business School (HBS) today revealed the results of its first Survey on U.S. Competitiveness, which examines the position and trajectory of the United States as a competitive location in the global marketplace. The survey reveals that, while 57 percent see the current U.S. business environment as somewhat or much better than the average advanced economy, respondents are much less optimistic about the trajectory of the U.S. as a competitive location. When asked to assess how the trajectory of the U.S. business environment compares with emerging markets, 66 percent see the U.S. falling behind, while just 8 percent see it pulling ahead. Along with HBS Dean Nitin Nohria, Professors Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin presented the findings at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Porter and Rivkin designed and conducted the survey in partnership with Abt SRBI, a leading research firm. Full results are available at hbs.edu/competitiveness/survey. Read more.