ERIC Number: ED231321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
America's Competitive Challenge: The Need for a National Response. A Report to the President of the United States from the Business-Higher Education Forum. [and] The Report in Brief. [and Related News Releases]
Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.
Public and private initiatives designed to enhance U.S. competitiveness were suggested to the President of the United States by the Business-Higher Education Forum, based on a 1-year research and study effort. The Forum's findings include: the U.S. economy is lagging behind its own past performance and the gains of other nations; economic vitality depends upon improving the United States's international competitive position; and the consequences of declining competitiveness include unemployment, fewer public services, restricted opportunities, and reactive public policies. Factors contributing to these difficulties are identified, and recommendations for presidential action are offered. Suggestions for the proposed National Commission on Industrial Competitiveness are offered concerning: trade, capital investment, private sector initiatives, human resources, and technological innovation. The Forum also suggested initiatives for businesses and colleges, as well as ways that these institutions can improve their own operating procedures. The full report is presented, including recommendations from previous studies, along with a separately printed executive summary of the full report and related news releases. (SW)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Change Strategies, College Role, Economic Climate, Federal Regulation, Financial Policy, Government Role, Higher Education, Human Capital, International Relations, Investment, Labor Market, Public Policy, Research, Taxes, Technological Advancement
Business-Higher Education Forum, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($17.50, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Business Role; United States