How the United States Can Be Number One Again: Resurrecting the Industrial Policy Debate

Dickson, Peter R.; Czinkota, Michael R.
September 1996
Columbia Journal of World Business;Fall96, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p76
Academic Journal
The process learning paradigm that underlies the total quality and continuous improvement movements is used to evaluate the policy recommendations of three of the nation's most influential thinkers on national competitiveness: Peter Drucker, Michael Porter and Robert Reich. A policy premised on �progressive knowledge� is proposed that uses several integrated programs to promote the market for design and manufacturing process research and training. The future of the United States depends on the ability of its economic enterprises to lead the world in their organizational learning capabilities. Organization learning is the nation's real bridge to the 21st Century.


Related Articles

  • Rise in Factory Orders Is First Since Summer.  // American Banker;1/6/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 4, p20 

    Reports on an increase of purchase orders placed with manufacturers in the United States, and the effects on the economy.

  • Productivity Planning and Strategy in Retailing. Samiee, Saeed // California Management Review;Winter90, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p54 

    The article discusses aspects of productivity planning and strategy in the U.S. retail industry. The economic recovery that followed the 1982 recession in the U.S. improved the net profit margin in the retail industry but the industry as a whole is in economic turmoil. Retailing is among the...

  • Still the American century. Zuckerman, Mortimer B. // U.S. News & World Report;2/10/97, Vol. 122 Issue 5, p72 

    Editorial. Contends that the United States has emerged in 1997 as the country that has most successfully dealt with the challenges of the era of global competition and worldwide capitalism. Why workers must expect insecurity and individual hardship as the country adapts to a global economy;...

  • Outsourcing and industrial decline. Bettis, Richard A.; Bradley, Stephen P.; Hamel, Gary // Executive (19389779);Feb1992, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p7 

    The improper use of outsourcing is playing an important role in the continuing competitive decline of many Western firms. Western managers often view outsourcing as a defensive operational measure. The approach tends to be incremental. A whole series of incremental outsourcing decisions, taken...

  • Restoring the Competitive Edge in U.S. Manufacturing. Wheelwright, Steven C. // California Management Review;Spring85, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p26 

    The single most important explanation for the decline in the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing is management's view of the role of the manufacturing function. Restoring our competitive edge requires a basic change in the philosophy, perspective, and approach of American companies toward...

  • Sunset for Industrial Policy? Bethell, Tom // National Review;12/9/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 24, p1532 

    The article reports on developments concerning industrial policy in the United States. The Democrats criticized the supply-side theory of the Reagan Administration's economic recovery plan. Professor Robert Reich of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and colleagues are advocating...

  • America's economy: a formula for recovery. Thurow, Lester // Financial Executive;May/Jun88, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p38 

    The editorial comments on economic and business conditions in the United States and the idea that America needs to improve its educational system in order to regain economic dominance in domestic and international markets. The article is based on a speech made by the author at the annual...

  • Global Competition. Young, John A. // Vital Speeches of the Day;5/15/85, Vol. 51 Issue 15, p466 

    Presents a speech by John A. Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company, delivered to the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit, Michigan on April 1, 1985. There is compelling evidence that the United States' ability to compete has declined over the past 20 years. But...

  • Shaping America's Future Competitiveness. Bere, James F. // Vital Speeches of the Day;1/15/87, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p208 

    Presents the text of a speech given by James F. Ber�, chairman of Borg-Warner Corp., on September 30, 1986, which deals with the factors affecting competition and the economic condition of the U.S.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics