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Competition, competitive advantage, and clusters: the ideas of Michael Porter

Robert Huggins and Hiro Izushi

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This introductory chapter reviews the position and influence of Porter's work in academia and outside; the path of Porter's work; as well as the outlining the book as a whole. Following an overview ... More


Clusters and competitiveness: Porter's contribution

Christian H.M. Ketels

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter looks at the origins of Porter's interest in clusters and identifies the key characteristics of his conceptual thinking and extensions of these core concepts in Porter's more recent ... More


Conclusion: Porter's perspective

Robert Huggins and Hiro Izushi

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides an interpretation of the key perspectives and debates concerning Porter's contributions across the range of fields and disciplines into which he has delved, as well as Porter's ... More


Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Robert Huggins and Hiro Izushi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Harvard professor, Michael Porter has been one of the most influential figures in strategic management research over the last three decades. He infused a rigorous theoretical framework of industrial ... More


The evolution and eclecticism of Porter's thinking

Nicolai J. Foss

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The chapter highlights the substantial changes have taken place in Porter's thinking from his Ph.D. dissertation to his work on the role of location. While the doctrinal antecedents of the Porter ... More


The growth and competitiveness of nations: Porter's contribution

Brian Snowdon

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter assesses the contributions Porter has made with The Competitive Advantage of Nations and his involvement in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report. It focuses on ... More


Introduction

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Competing perspectives on the role of technology in economic growth are briefly presented. Neoclassical growth theory does not control for technology; the ‘new growth theory’ accounts for new ideas; ... More


On diamonds, clusters, and regional development

Edward J. Malecki

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter traces the roots of Porter's cluster concept. Unusually for a business scholar, Porter has made important contributions to local and regional development. It suggests that Porter's ideas ... More


Why Competitive Strategy succeeds – and with whom 1

J.-C. Spender and Jeroen Kraaijenbrink

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter poses the question why the book Competitive Strategy had such a huge impact and was so widely embraced by managers, policy makers, consultants, and strategy teachers, although at the ... More


The strategic management framework: a methodological and epistemological examination

Omar Aktouf, Miloud Chennoufi, and W. David Holford

in Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199578030
eISBN:
9780191724923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter suggests that while Porter's work is the basis of a systematic approach to strategy, it in no way guarantees the scientific rigor he claims. It offers a two-fold critique concerning the ... More


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