Found 7 article(s) for author 'Jan Rivkin'

US competitiveness is at its worst in generations

US competitiveness is at its worst in generations. Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin, September 15, 2016, Video, “A worker assembles a box spring at the McRoskey Mattress facility in San Francisco. Harvard study show US losing competitive edge. The United States is falling short on a number of critical measures of competitiveness, with small businesses bearing the most pain due to the shortfalls, a new study by Harvard Business School finds. The end result is the country is failing to promote prosperity among all Americans, according to Harvard’s fifth-annual U.S. Competitiveness Project report.Link

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Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided

Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided.  Michael Porter, Jan Rivkin, and Mihir Desai, September 2016, Paper, “America retains and enjoys many strengths. However, various economic indicators show that the U.S. economy has failed to deliver strong growth and shared prosperity for nearly two decades. These structural issues pre-date the Great Recession and are compounded by political paralysis. This report calls for a national economic strategy for America and proposes federal policy priorities that can form the core of such a strategy. Further, the report highlights corporate and personal tax reform as a promising first step in the strategy. Finally, the report warns that it is impossible to solve the issues besetting the U.S. economy and bring prosperity to millions of Americans if the United States remains mired in crippling political gridlock and vicious rhetoric.Link

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Growth & Shared Prosperity

Growth & Shared Prosperity. Karen Mills, Joseph Fuller, and Jan Rivkin, September 23, 2015, Paper. “In June 2015, nearly 75 experienced leaders from across business, government, labor, academia, and media gathered at Harvard Business School to discuss a topic of increasing concern in America: How can our nation continue to remain competitive while also providing a path to prosperity for more citizens? This report highlights the group’s deliberations and summarizes the HBS research that was presented during the convening …” Link

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The Challenge of Shared Prosperity

The Challenge of Shared Prosperity. Jan Rivkin, Karen Mills, Michael E. Porter, Michael I. Norton, Mitchell Weiss, September 2015, Paper. “In the 2015 survey on U.S. competitiveness, HBS alumni weigh in on the current state and future trajectory of U.S. competitiveness as well as the structural strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. business environment. In addition, alumni delve deeper into two aspects of competitiveness: the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and business leaders’ views on shared prosperity. Alumni are optimistic about the ability of U.S. firms to compete globally and they see entrepreneurship as more accessible today than it was a decade ago…Link

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What Washington Must Do Now: An Eight-Point Plan to Restore American Competitiveness

What Washington Must Do Now: An Eight-Point Plan to Restore American Competitiveness. Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin, November 21, 2012, Paper. “The competitiveness of the United States began eroding seriously in the 1990s, the root cause of the disappointing economic and job growth and declining living standards that we see today. America’s success in restoring competitiveness will define the opportunities and economic mobility of American citizens as well as America’s influence in the world for decades to come. Neither presidential campaign fully acknowledged the problem or offered an overall strategy…” Link

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The Looming Challenge to U.S. Competitiveness

The Looming Challenge to U.S. Competitiveness. Micahel Porter, Jan Rivkin, March 1, 2012, Paper. “The American economy is clearly struggling to recover from a recession of unusual depth and duration, as we are reminded nearly every day. But the United States also faces a less visible but more fundamental challenge: a series of underlying structural changes that could permanently impair America’s ability to maintain, much less raise, the living standards of its citizens. If government and business leaders react only to the downturn and fail to confront America’s deeper challenge, they will revive an economy with weak long-term prospects…” Link

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Choosing the United States

Choosing the United States. Michael Porter, Jan Rivkin, March 1, 2012, Opinion. “A location decision is, in many respects, a referendum on a nation’s competitiveness. When a company decides, say, to build a factory with good jobs in China or Poland rather than in the United States, it is effectively voting on the question of which country can best enable its success in the global marketplace. Those votes matter: Each location decision translates into jobs, investments, tax revenues, and economic development. Governments, especially those of the most dynamic countries, compete fiercely for each vote. The question “Where should we locate?” is more prominent in the minds of executives than it has ever been…Link

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