This edited volume takes stock of the world of workforce intermediaries: entrepreneurial partnerships that include businesses, unions, community colleges, and community organizations. Noted scholars and policy makers examine the development and effectiveness of these intermediaries, and a concluding chapter discusses how to provide a more coherent approach to increasing the viability and capacity of these important institutions.
A call for stronger partnerships among municipal governments and local anchor institutions, for regional export plans and venture funds, and for fully utilizing the opportunities afforded by Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils in the service of New York's struggling upstate cities.
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, this report is a call for stronger risk management, clearer executive compensation policies, and stronger expectations for (and regulation of) financial-sector governance. The report derives from a 2009 American Assembly event which brought together leaders of and experts on the financial sector.
US-China Relations: Conflict or Cooperation in the 21st Century.
This report, derived from a 2005 Assembly on concentration in the accounting sector, discusses the risks associated with consolidation among the major accounting firms and other structural changes to the accounting field.
Revitalizing America's Distressed Communities: Increasing Private Investment and Business Opportunities
From the 1989 Assembly on The Future of Social Welfare in America, this report advocates improved access to high-quality health care while containing costs, an improved education system with greater involvement of the private sector, and efforts to reform welfare dependency.