The Competitive Advantage of Nations

The Competitive Advantage of Nations

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By (author) Michael E. Porter

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  • Publisher: The Free Press
  • Format: Other book format | 855 pages
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 236mm x 50mm | 1,102g
  • Publication date: 22 June 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0684841479
  • ISBN 13: 9780684841472
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 201,191

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Now beyond its 11th printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter's "The Competitive Advantage of Nations" has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter's groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, "The Competitive Advantage of Nations" offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter's "diamond", a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of "clusters", or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter's theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

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Michael E. Porter, one of the world's leading authorities on competitive strategy and international competitiveness, is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In 1983, Professor Porter was appointed to President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the initiative that triggered the competitiveness debate in America. He serves as an advisor to heads of state, governors, mayors, and CEOs throughout the world. The recipient of the Wells Prize in Economics, the Adam Smith Award, three McKinsey Awards, and honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics and six other universities, Porter is the author of fourteen books, among them "Competitive Strategy, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, " and "Cases in Competitive Strategy, " all published by The Free Press. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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"Business in a Contemporary World" "The Competitive Advantage of Nations" is destined to become a classic in its field.