ERIC Number: ED076820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Look at Business in 1990.
White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead, Washington, DC.
This document presents the program, papers, and discussions of the first conference exclusively concerned with the American business system and the first one on the future. Approximately 1,500 key business, labor, university, and government leaders met to consider the issues, challenges, and opportunities confronting the American private enterprise system in the coming two decades and the adaptations to change that will be needed. The conference themes were the social responsibility of business, technology and resources for business, the human side of enterprise, the structure of the private enterprise system, and business and the world economy of 1990. One of the addresses included this provocative statement: "Several clues indicate that the industrialized world may be experiencing the beginning phase of a sociocultural revolution as profound and pervasive in its effects on all segments of society as the Industrial Revolution, the Reformation, or the Fall of Rome." The conference summary stated that business, labor, and educators are able to influence the direction of things to come and to help build an improved system with government and the private economy as partners. Its principal conclusion was that the public, expecially the youth, should be educated to a better understanding of the superiority of our competitive economic system. (MF)
Descriptors: Business, Business Responsibility, Conference Reports, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Educational Responsibility, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Industry, Labor Economics, Labor Utilization, Public Policy, Social Change, Technological Advancement
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Authoring Institution: White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead, Washington, DC.
Note: Summary of the White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead (Washington, D.C., February 7-9, 1972)