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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


Antecedents and precedents to Porter's Competitive Strategy

Robert E. Hoskisson, Michael A. Hitt, William P. Wan, and Daphne Yiu

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/9780199578030.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This explores the influence IO economics has exerted on the theoretical and methodological frameworks of strategic management research, highlighting the significance of Porter's work in furthering ... More


National economic development and The Competitive Advantage of Nations

Robert M. Grant

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/9780199578030.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter suggests that The Competitive Advantage of Nations has transformed thinking about the basis of national competitiveness and has had a big impact on public policies towards regional and ... More


Regional competitiveness: clusters or dynamic comparative advantage?

Ron Martin and Peter Sunley

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/9780199578030.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter offers a critique of the claim that clustering is a key source of competitive advantage both for the firms involved and for the region where a cluster is located. The chapter examines ... More


Establishing strategic management as an academic discipline

Jay B. Barney

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/9780199578030.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces the reader to the influence of Porter's thinking in the field of strategic management. The frameworks presented in Porter's seminal work, Competitive Strategy, addressed many ... More


Domestic demand, learning, and The Competitive Advantage of Nations: a review of the empirical evidence

Jan Fagerberg

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/9780199578030.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on one determinant of national advantage in the Diamond framework – demand conditions – and examines empirical evidence. Although the idea that the domestic market may affect ... More


Can There Be a Science of Business?

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter is concerned with whether there can be such a thing as a science of management. It explains some of the issues involved in turning management from a subject based on the assertions of ... More


Turning Toward the World: Lucretius, in Theory

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, Michel Foucault's abstraction of the “Deleuzian” way of philosophizing, which articulates that responding to queries implies formulating another problem to attend to, is introduced. ... More


Introduction to the Comparative Chapters

Gordon Redding and Michael A. Witt

in The Future of Chinese Capitalism: Choices and Chances: Choices and Chances

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199575879
eISBN:
9780191702204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575879.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter subsequently changes tack and explores alternative systems of capitalism, with the objective of using a comparative perspective to generate additional insights into China and its ... More


The Goals of Competition Law

Rex Ahdar

in The Evolution of Competition Law in New Zealand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198855606
eISBN:
9780191889295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855606.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

The Commerce Act 1986 expressly states its object is to promote “effective or workable competition.” This traditional Harvard School approach has been consistently assailed by big business interests ... More


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