The New World
A new age of industrial policy is at hand. Governments have been increasingly intervening in the private sector as they have struggled to cope with the pandemic, rising geopolitical tensions, evolving economies, and climate change.
For businesses, government policies are creating new costs and forcing them to rethink where they conduct research, make products, and source components and materials.
Business leaders should understand the competing interests shaping the policies, engage and educate political leaders and their staffs, collaborate with upstream and downstream partners, and weigh the pros and cons of accepting government incentives. They must adapt to the new rules of the game.