New Horizons in International Business series
Edited by Ben L. Kedia and Subhash C. Jain
Chapter 9: Innovation in education and US competitiveness
This chapter examines the role of education in the context of US competitiveness in a world that is being transformed by globalization and technology. Education is critical for the USA to enhance its ability to generate new industries that can create value for the economy by increasing productivity and providing jobs for its people. The chapter focuses on the importance of both K-12 (primary and secondary) and tertiary education. It describes four innovative initiatives that attempt to strengthen main stream and supplemental education at both levels. It then examines what is needed for US education to support the country’s competitiveness and the implications for US universities.
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