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.

Read about the survey methodology and review the survey questionnaire.
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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