Rosabeth Moss Kanter wrote this op-ed published today on the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge faculty site, highlighting the kind of leadership the United States needs for job growth with large enterprises helping small businesses. She suggests a national campaign to mobilize big companies to power small ones. Inspiring and right to the value proposition that Supplier-Connection.net brings to the United States. Moss Kanter asks us to imagine the possibilities for a national campaign to reduce unemployment and grow the economy in the US through such supply chain partnerships, drawing the similarities between Supplier-Connection.net and the Welfare-to-Work Partnership program from 1996. In her op-ed, the call to action is clear - America needs another national campaign that leverages innovation and entrepreneurship between large and small companies to stimulate job creation from the 'engines of growth' in the economy -- those small and medium businesses -- without new legislation or government funding, but national leadership. I am proud to be part of the team at IBM working to make this happen. It also makes me very proud to read that the author of SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good thinks so highly of the Supplier-Connection.net effort.
Harvard's Moss Kanter: Let's Enhance Supplier Effectiveness at Home
Michael Martine 120000JHMY Michael_Martine@us.ibm.com Tags:  harvard hbs supplier-connection competitiveness socbiz smallbiz supplier procurement moss_kanter 3 Comments 1,250 Visits