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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 discrete
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's
Clusters and the new economics of competition.
  • M. Porter
  • Economics
    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, but in practice, Michael Porter demonstrates, location remains central to competition.
Strategy and society: the link between competitive advantage and corporate social responsibility.
A fundamentally new way is proposed to look at the relationship between business and society that does not treat corporate growth and social welfare as a zero-sum game and introduces a framework that individual companies can use to identify the social consequences of their actions.
The five competitive forces that shape strategy.
In this article, Porter undertakes a thorough reaffirmation and extension of his classic work of strategy formulation, which includes substantial new sections showing how to put the five forces analysis into practice.
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 of
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 the
Towards a dynamic theory of strategy
The cross-sectional problem is logically prior to a consideration of dynamics, and better understood, and three promising streams of research that address the longitudinal problem still fall short of exposing the true origins of competitive success.
How Information Gives You Competitive Advantage
Most general managers know that the revolution is under way, and few dispute its importance. As more and more of their time and investment capital is absorbed in information technology and its