The American Society for Competitiveness is a national association of academics, business executives, and public policy makers who share a commitment to improving
competitiveness at the individual, firm, industry, country, region and global levels.
The Society was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the interdisciplinary and cross-sector communication needed to address competitiveness. The society
fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals who bring different perspectives and expertise to the issue. The society sponsors
a national conference annually, publishes four journals and offers several national awards annually.
A sample of business, academic and government leaders that participated in past ASC conferences:
- Elain L. Chao, US Secretary of Labor
- Michael Porter, Harvard University
- Alex Trotman, CEO, Ford Motor Co.
- Robert Galvin, Chair & CEO, Motorola
- Herb Kelleher, CEO, Southwest Airlines
- Philip Crosby, Philip Crosby Associates
- C.K. Prahalad, University of Michigan
- Andrew Young, former US Ambassador to the UN
- Timothy Muris, Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission