Michael Porter

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Michael E. Porter was born in Michigan, USA and travelled the world as a son of an army officer. He is currently 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 only the fourth person in Harvard Business School history to earn this distinction and is one of 20 current University Professors at Harvard.

Professor Porter is a leading writer on competitive strategy and international competitiveness. In 1969 he graduated from Princeton University with a BSE with honours in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He also received an MBA in 1971 from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1973.

Professor Porter subsequently joined the Harvard Business School in 1973 and his ideas have become the foundation for one of the courses at the school.

Michael Porter teaches business strategy and created and leads a workshop for newly appointed CEO?s of billion dollar corporations, and speaks widely on competitive strategy and international competitiveness to businesses and governments throughout the world.

Professor Porter is the author of 16 books and over 75 articles . His book, ?Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analysing Industries and Competitors? first published in 1980 is now in its 53rd printing and has been translated into 17 languages.

His second major strategy book ?Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance? was published in 1985 and is in its 32nd printing. This shows how popular his work and how relevant his work was 20 years ago and still is today.

He regularly writes for the Harvard Business Review with on of his latest features, ?Strategy and the Internet? featured in the March 2001 issue. Also his Harvard Business...