Professor McGahan is cross appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs at the Physiology Department of the Medical School and is a senior associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University. McGahan’s current research emphasizes entrepreneurship in the public interest and innovative collaboration between public and private organizations.
|Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage will force other companies to follow suit.||Disagree||2||“The labor markets in which Amazon offers $15 per hour are not constrained in supply.”|
|Restrictions on skilled immigration will cause US firms to to shift more operations overseas.||Strongly Agree||7||“Moving overseas as a hedging strategy is happening already.”|
|Uber has to develop self-driving cars in the next 10 years in order to remain viable.||Strongly Disagree||8||“The business model for self-driving cars is only now emerging. It will take some time for its full development. In the meantime, Uber will face a broad range of other challenges.”|
|A trade war will be more disruptive to business than to consumers.||Neither Agree nor Disagree||4||“Both businesses and consumers in targeted sectors will be affected more intensively than in other sectors. Tariffs that induce inefficiency to redistribute wealth will ultimately fail. ”|
|Concern over consumer privacy will fundamentally limit businesses’ ability to use big data.||Agree||8||“A best-case scenario is a relatively early framework on this. The longer we go without resolution, the greater the eventual constraints will be.”|