Found 37 article(s) for author 'Michael Porter'

Clusters and the Great Recession

Clusters and the Great Recession. Michael E. Porter, February 23, 2015, Paper. “This paper evaluates the role of clusters in the resilience of regional employment to economic downturns. Agglomeration economies arise in regions specialized in clusters (groups of closely related and complementary industries operating within a particular region), and could mitigate the effects of economic recessions. However, an alternative hypothesis is that cluster specialization could propagate negative shocks among related industries, increasing the impact of recessions. This paper explores these issues over the period of the Great Recession...” Link

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Divergence is the Narrative of U.S. Economy: Porter

Divergence is the Narrative of U.S. Economy: Porter, Michael Porter, January 22, 2015, Video. “Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter talks with Tom Keene about the state of the U.S. economy and the challenge of income inequality. He speaks from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”” Link

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition. Michael Porter, November 1, 2014, Paper. “Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed a new era of competition…Link

 

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Average American Wages Moving In ‘Wrong Direction’

Average American Wages Moving In ‘Wrong Direction’. Michael Porter, October 7, 2014, Audio.  “Morning Edition Host Bob Seay interviews Professor Michael Porter from Harvard Business School about income inequality.  Porter completed his annual survey of HBS Alumni who are running businesses around the world. Porter says large businesses are doing well, but American workers are going “nowhere”…” Link

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Harvard Study Warns Business Community Of Economic Inequality Risks

Harvard Study Warns Business Community Of Economic Inequality Risks, Michael Porter, September 18, 2014, Audio. “We’ve heard about the risks that come with the growing gap between the rich and poor from all the usual suspects — Senator Elizabeth Warren, President Obama, Warren Buffett, and more. But now, the voices warning us about the dangers of economic inequality are starting to come out of the deep trenches of the business community — from the CEO and chairman of the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs and the ivy-league towers at Harvard Business School…” Link

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Michael Porter on the Fundamental Problem for Investors

Michael Porter on the Fundamental Problem for Investors. Michael Porter, January 13, 2014, Opinion. “Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter needs no introduction to any serious student of business. His seminal work on the competitive dynamics that determine industry profitability and on the strategies companies can employ to positively impact their competitive positions – laid out initially in the books Competitive Strategy and Competitive Advantage – revolutionized managerial thinking. So articulate was his framework for thinking about strategy and competition that it passed quickly into accepted wisdom. As he recently told Fortune, “The highest compliment…” Link verified April 3, 2014

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Better Measuring a Country: GDP Is Not the Best Way to Quantify National Success

Better Measuring a Country: GDP Is Not the Best Way to Quantify National Success. Michael Porter, January 12, 2014, Opinion. ” Eighty years ago, the first holistic measure of a country’s national income – what would later become Gross Domestic Product – was introduced. Developed by economist Simon Kuznets in a report commissioned by Congress to measure economic activity during the Great Depression, GDP quickly became the defining measure of national progress. GDP growth is how we tell whether a country is improving, and GDP per capita has become the definitive measure of the standard of living…Link

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New York City: Bloomberg’s Strategy for Economic Development

New York City: Bloomberg’s Strategy for Economic Development. Michael Porter, July 25, 2013, Case. “Traces the economic development of New York City from its founding in the 17th century through 2012. Focuses on the decisions made by New York City officials, past and present, highlighting the challenges of economic development at the city level. Enables deep examination of the interdependence and interrelation of economic policies at the city, state and federal level, and explores the role of economic and cluster performance…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified June 19, 2014

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Estonia: From Transition to EU Membership

Estonia: From Transition to EU Membership. Michael Porter, June 25, 2013, Case. “The case discusses the economic development of Estonia, focusing on the period regaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 to 2007. It tracks the process from the initial transition towards a market economy to becoming an EU member country, and profiles the economy, its key clusters, and the quality of its business environment in 2007 when the first signs of overheating were emerging…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified June 19, 2014

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