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Michael E. Porter

Full Name: Michael E. Porter
Gender: Male
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Number of Works: 67
Michael E. Porter is the leading authority on competitive strategy, the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions, and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as health care, the environment, and corporate responsibility.

Professor Porter is generally recognized as the "Father of Strategy", as has been identified in a variety of rankings and surveys as the world’s most influential thinker on management and competitiveness. He has ranked #1 on "Thinkers 50".

He is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, based at Harvard Business School. A University full-professorship is the highest professional recognition that can be awarded to a Harvard faculty member.

In 2001, Harvard Business School and Harvard University jointly created the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, dedicated to furthering Porter’s work.

Professor Porter is the author of 17 books and over 125 articles. He is the founder of elite strategy consulting firm, the Monitor Group.


He received a B.S.E. with high honors in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Princeton University in 1969, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He received an M.B.A. with high distinction in 1971 from the Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1973.


ISBN: 0684841487, 9780684841489
Keywords: industries, competitors, analyzing, techniques, strategy, competitive
Pages: 397
Published: 1980
  • Rating: 80%

Michael E. Porter unravels the rules that govern competition and turns them into powerful analytical tools to help management interpret market signals, forecast the direction of industry development, and position any company to compete more successfully.
ISBN: 0684841460, 9780684841465
Keywords: superior, performance, sustaining, creating, advantage, competitive
Pages: 592
Published: 1985
  • Rating: 80%

"Competitive Advantage" extends Porter's proven analytical techniques to the discrete activities of the individual firm, showing how to evaluate and improve a company's competitive position.
ISBN: 1591397782, 9781591397786
Keywords: based, competition, results, value, creating, health, care, redefining
Pages: 506
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

"In Redefining Health Care, Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg set forth a new vision of the health care system in which every actor is focused on improving value, as measured by health outcomes per dollar expended. The authors prescribe a powerful and actionable agenda for change." "To reform health care, we must reform the nature of competition itself. Redefining Health Care describes how all participants - providers, health plans, employers, suppliers, consumers, and governments - can redefine their strategies, operating practices, and organizational structures
ISBN: 0684841479, 9780684841472
Keywords: nations, advantage, competitive
Pages: 896
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

Porter builds on the ideas of his earlier works to explore what makes a nation's firms and industries competitive in global markets and what propels national economic development.
ISBN: 0875847951, 9780875847955
Keywords: competition, porter, michael
Pages: 485
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

For the past two decades, Michael Porter's work has towered over the field of competitive strategy. On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition brings together more than a dozen of Porter's landmark articles from the Harvard Business Review. Five are new to this edition, including the 2008 update to his classic "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," as well as new work on health care, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and CEO leadership. This collection captures Porter's unique ability to bridge theory and practice. Each of the articles has not only shaped
ISBN: 1591392748, 9781591392743
Keywords: responsibility, corporate, review, business, harvard
Pages: 208
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

What and whom is a business for? This collection of articles gathers the latest thinking on the strategic significance of corporate social responsibility. Readers will develop an understanding of why businesses should continue to give money away even while laying off workers, how companies play a leadership role in today's social problems by incorporating the best thinking of governments and nonprofit institutions, and how community needs are actually opportunities to develop ideas and demonstrate business technologies. Readers will see how corporate responsibility can lead to new markets and
ISBN: 142212696X, 9781422126967
Keywords: expanded, updated, competition
Pages: 576
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

Presented as a collective whole, here are a dozen articles that address the important issues of modern competition, from its relationship with environmental regulation to the counterintuitive role of geography in the global economy.
ISBN: 0465059899, 9780465059898
Keywords: compete, japan
Pages: 208
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1416590358, 9781416590354
Keywords: strategy, competitive
Pages: 432
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1578518032, 9781578518036
Keywords: strategy, advances, review, business, harvard
Pages: 224
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 100%

The Harvard Business Review paperback series is designed to bring today's managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious businesspeople in organizations around the globe. Each volume contains a specially selected set of articles from Harvard Business Review and is designed to help you master an important management topic. Articles include: Strategy and the Internet by Michael Porter; Strategic Stories: How 3M is Re