Does the U.S. high-tech sector still need a manufacturing base? Join the conversation.
The Harvard Business Review has launched a lively, relevant debate about whether or not the U.S. high-tech sector still needs domestic manufacturing to remain competitive.
Responding to those who argue that excessive outsourcing is undermining U.S. competitiveness, a Harvard Business School professor asserts: "The loss of some manufacturing in a high cost country such as the U.S. is inevitable and need not lead to a decline in competitiveness."
The Harvard debate also raises a larger question: "Is the U.S. killing its innovation machine?"
We invite readers to join the debate on the continuing need for a U.S. manufacturing base and the future of U.S. technology innovation as an engine for economic growth.