Challenging American Leadership

Impact of National Quality on Risk of Losing Leadership

  • Ernst Gabriel Frankel

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-17
  2. Pages 19-54
  3. Pages 201-230
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-256

About this book


After leading the world during most of the 20th century in economic, political, technological, military, and even social terms, America’s role is now being challenged. Its values questioned, and its methods often disparaged, America had become the clear example to be followed or even copied, yet its more recent strategic and political decisions gained little international support and a lot of outright opposition. The quality of its national planning and decision making has been severely compromised, and risk management appears to be largely absent. India and China are now emerging as new economic powers, with advancing technological prowess. Their focus is on socioeconomic development, but their capabilities and potentials are much broader and may challenge America's leadership before long, unless it recognizes the changing demands of the new wide open globalized world.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ernst Gabriel Frankel
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4892-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4907-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
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