The American Society for Competitiveness is a national association of academics, business executives, and policy makers who share a commitment to improving competitiveness at 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 differing 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:
- Elaine L. Chao - U.S.Secretary of Labor
- Michael Porter - Harvard University
- Alex Trotman - CEO, Ford Motor Co.
- Robert Galvin - Chairman & CEO, Motorola
- Herb Kelleher - CEO, Southwest Airlines
- Philip Crosby - Philip Crosby Associates II
- Andrew Young - former U.S. Ambassador to the UN
- Timothy Muris - Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission