Found 48 article(s) for author 'Michael Porter'

An Economy Doing Half Its Job: Harvard Business School’s 2013-2014 Survey on U.S. Competitiveness

An Economy Doing Half Its Job: Harvard Business School’s 2013-2014 Survey on U.S. Competitiveness. Michael E. Porter, Jan W. Rivkin, September 2014, Paper. “In 2013–14, Harvard Business School (HBS) conducted its third alumni survey on U.S. competitiveness. Our report on the findings focuses on a troubling divergence in the American economy: large and midsize firms have rallied strongly from the Great Recession, and highly skilled individuals are prospering. But middle and working-class citizens are struggling, as are small businesses. We argue that such a divergence is unsustainable…” 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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European Integration: Meeting the Competitiveness Challenge

European Integration: Meeting the Competitiveness Challenge. Michael E. Porter, Christian H.M. Ketels, July 25, 2013, Case. “The case discusses the origins and development of the European Integration process from the post-war period up to 2007, focusing particularly on the efforts of the Lisbon-agenda under way since 2000 to enhance Europe’s competitiveness. It discusses the different policy areas that have been approached at the European level over time, and provides background on the architecture of European institutions…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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Remaking Singapore

Remaking Singapore. Michael E. Porter, Christian H.M. Ketels, July 2013, Case. “Looking through the lenses of both macro and micro economic policy, this case examines how Singapore has achieved such stellar success throughout its history, from independence through 2008. The case discusses the different policy choices the Singaporean government has made as well as how the government’s structure has aided development…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 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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Why business can be good at solving social problems

Why business can be good at solving social problems. Michael Porter, June 1, 2013, Video. “Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society’s biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he’s biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water. Why? Because when business solves a problem, it makes a profit — which lets that solution grow.” Link

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The New Carolina Initiative

The New Carolina Initiative. Michael Porter, Jorge Ramirez-Vallejo, January 23, 2013, Case. “The New Carolina Initiative case explores the process of fostering competitiveness in the subnational region, South Carolina, one of the poorest states in the United States. The case has been developed primarily for the use in the course “Microeconomics of Competitiveness”, developing the concept of organizations for competitiveness in a subnational region and the elements of constructing an economic strategy. The case also outlines the adopted cluster vision of development for the state and the various task forces created to upgrade the business environment of the state…“May require purchase or user account. Link

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