Michael E Porter - Five Competitive Forces

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1. Bibliography of Michael E Porter

Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, based at Harvard Business School. A University professorship is the highest professional recognition that can be given to a Harvard faculty member. Professor Porter is the fourth faculty member in Harvard Business School history to earn this distinction, and is one of about 15 current University Professors at Harvard.

Professor Porter is a leading authority on competitive strategy and the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions. He received a B.S.E. with high honors in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Princeton University in 1969, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He received an M.B.A. with high distinction in 1971 from the Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1973.

Professor Porter has served as an advisor on competitive strategy to numerous leading U.S.

and international companies, among them DuPont, Entel, Edward Jones, Navistar, Procter & Gamble, Royal Dutch Shell, Scotts Company, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. He serves on the boards of directors of Parametric Technology Corporation, Thermo Electron Corporation, and Inforte Corporation as well as on several advisory boards of emerging companies. He has also served as a strategy advisor to community organizations including Brigham & Women's Hospital, the Institute of Contemporary Art, WGBH public television, and others.

Professor Porter is also a counsellor to government. He plays an active role in U.S. economic policy with the Executive Branch, Congress, and international organizations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness; a private-sector organization made up of chief executive officers of major corporations, unions, and universities, and has provided intellectual leadership for much...