Growth in manufacturing employment and productivity has improved significantly since the 2008 economic downturn. Is this a temporary phenomenon or a revival? Can American manufacturing recover from the offshoring phenomenon of the late 1990s and 2000s? Harvard Business School professor Dr. Willy Shih will discuss how the stage is set for improved productivity across the manufacturing
sector; potentially leading to a manufacturing renaissance in the United States.
Dr. Shih has authored and co-authored over 125 papers including “Restoring American Competitiveness,” which won the 2009 McKinsey Award. His recent book, Producing Prosperity–Why
America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance, co-authored with Gary Pisano, focuses on manufacturing innovation. Dr Shih holds an S.B. degree from MIT and a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley and has 28 years experience in industry at IBM, Digital Equipment, Silicon Graphics, Eastman Kodak, and Thomson SA.