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

How Big Business Can Regain Legitimacy

How Big Business Can Regain Legitimacy. Michael Porter, May 6, 2010, Opinion. “High unemployment, rising poverty, and the public’s dismay over corporate greed continue to challenge the market system and the legitimacy of business itself. Feeling the heat even amid talk of recovery, many large organizations are increasing their focus on corporate social responsibility. The problem is that their efforts have not made much of a dent in the challenges they were meant to address—or in the negative perception of big business. Business must find a way to engage positively in society, but this will not happen as long as it sees its social agenda as separate from its core business agenda…Link

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Clusters and Industrial Districts – Common Roots, Different Perspectives

Clusters and Industrial Districts – Common Roots, Different Perspectives. Michael Porter, Christian Ketels, August 31, 2009, Book Chapter. “In 1990, two books appeared which addressed the role of locations in competitiveness and company performance. Industrial Districts and Inter-Firm Co-operation in Italy (Pyke, Becattini and Sengenberger 1990) discussed Giacomo Becattini’s notion of industrial districts (IDs), ‘socio-territorial entities characterized by the active presence of both a community of people and a population of firms in one naturally and historically bounded area [with] a dominant industrial activity’…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009

The Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009. Michael Porter, January 1, 2009, Book. “This year’s Global Competitiveness Report is being released at a time of multiple shocks to the global economy. The subprime mortgage crisis and the ensuing credit crunch, combined with rising inflation worldwide and the consequent slowdown in demand in many advanced economies, has engendered significant uncertainty about the short-term outlook for the world economy. Global growth is slowing, and it is not yet clear when the effects of the present crisis will subside…” Link

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Why America Needs an Economic Strategy

 Why America Needs an Economic Strategy. Michael Porter, October 29, 2008, Opinion. “With the U.S. Election just days away, it has never been more important to consider what the next President must do to keep America competitive. In this time of crisis, Washington has focused on the immediate and the short term. Lost are the more basic questions we really need to worry about: What is the fundamental competitive position of the U.S. in the global economy? And what must we do to remain strong when other nations are making rapid progress? The stark truth is that the U.S. has no long-term economic strategy—no coherent set of policies to ensure competitiveness over the long haul…Link


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On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition

On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition. Michael Porter, October 1, 2008, Book. “For the past two decades, Michael Porter’s work has towered over the field of competitive strategy. On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition brings together more than a dozen of Porter’s landmark articles from the Harvard Business Review. Five are new to this edition, including the 2008 update to his classic “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy,” as well as new work on health care, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and CEO leadership. This collection captures Porter’s unique ability to bridge theory and practice…” May require purchase or user account, Link

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Grist: A Strategic Approach to Climate

Grist: A Strategic Approach to Climate. Michael Porter, Forest Reinhardt, October 1, 2007, Paper. “Climate change is now a fact of political life and is playing a growing role in business competition. Greenlouse gas emissions will be increasingly scrutinized, regulated, and priced. While individual managers can disagree about how immediate and significant the impact of climate change will be, companies need to take action now. Companies that persist in treating climate change solely as a corporate social responsibility issue, rather than a business problem, will risk the greatest consequences. Of course, a company’s climate policies…” Link 

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Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007

Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007. Michael Porter, January 1, 2007, Book. “The publication of this year’s Global Competitiveness Report comes at an important juncture for the global economy. After four years of robust growth, the global economy is expected to continue to expand by some 4.9 percent this year.The US economy, though showing signs of a slowdown, remains the world’s primary engine of growth. But remarkably strong growth rates are forecast for many emerging market economies, especially China and India. Yet amid positive growth prospects, there are a number of key uncertainties across the global economic landscape…Link

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