Michael Porter

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School

Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. A leading authority on company strategy, the competitiveness of nations and regions, and strategic approaches to societal problems, Professor Porter’s work is widely recognised in governments, corporations, non-profits, and academic circles across the globe. A sought after teacher, he also chairs Harvard Business School's program for newly appointed CEOs of multibillion dollar corporations.

Professor Porter is the author of nineteen books and numerous articles including Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage, Competitive Advantage of Nations, On Competition, and Redefining Health Care. A seven-time winner of the McKinsey Award for the best Harvard Business Review article of the year, Professor Porter is the most cited author in business and economics. Professor Porter’s core field is competition and company strategy. He is generally recognised as the father of the modern strategy field, and his ideas are taught in virtually every business school in the world. Professor Porter’s work has also re-defined thinking about competitiveness, economic development, economically distressed urban communities, environmental policy, and the role of corporations in society.

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