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Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE introduces a whole new way of understanding what a firm does. Porter's groundbreaking concept of the value chain disaggregates a company into 'activities', or the discreteExpand
The Competitive Advantage Of Nations
With the publication of his best-selling books "Competitive Strategy (1980) and "Competitive Advantage (1985), Michael E. Porter of the Harvard Business School established himself as the world'sExpand
Clusters and the new economics of competition.
  • M. Porter
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Harvard business review
  • 1 November 1998
Economic geography in an era of global competition poses a paradox. In theory, location should no longer be a source of competitive advantage. Open global markets, rapid transportation, andExpand
Strategy and society: the link between competitive advantage and corporate social responsibility.
Governments, activists, and the media have become adept at holding companies to account for the social consequences of their actions. In response, corporate social responsibility has emerged as anExpand
Location, Competition, and Economic Development: Local Clusters in a Global Economy
Economic geography during an era of global competition involves a paradox. It is widely recognized that changes in technology and competition have diminished many of the traditional roles ofExpand
The five competitive forces that shape strategy.
  • M. Porter
  • Business, Medicine
  • Harvard business review
  • 2008
In 1979, a young associate professor at Harvard Business School published his first article for HBR, "How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy." In the years that followed, Michael Porter's explicationExpand
How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy
The essence of strategy formulation is coping with competition. Yet it is easy to view competition too narrowly and too pessimistically. While one sometimes hears executives complaining to theExpand
What is strategy
Towards a dynamic theory of strategy
This paper reviews the progress of the strategy field towards developing a truly dynamic theory of strategy. It separates the theory of strategy into the causes of superior performance at a givenExpand