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For the past fifteen years, Michael Porter's work has defined our fundamental understanding of competition and competitive strategy. Presented here for the first time as a collective whole are a dozen articles -- two entirely new pieces together with ten of Porter's articles from the Harvard Business Review, as well as an introduction from Porter, his first statement on ho...more
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Published October 1st 2008 by Harvard Business School Press (first published October 1998)
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Peter Michael
While still in his twenties as a Harvard graduate student in the 1970s, Porter discovered (as opposed to constructed) many of the fundamental strategic drivers of successful organizations including generic strategy, the taxonomy of growth, stability and retrenchment strategies, and much more which finally made planning into true strategic planning. This book is a summary of his work since.
Gene Babon
If you can't obtain an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) due to cost, time or ability, then the next best thing might be to invest in the published works of HBS leaders. Michael Porter is one HBS author frequently quoted in other business books. On Competition Updated and Expanded Edition captures the essence of his decades of research and thinking on the topic.

Each chapter represents an individual publication dating back to 1985. I have to admit that I had doubts that decades-old informati...more
Milla Nezlina
Well, it is hard to get through the pages filled with smart ideas but it is definitely worth applying some efforts. After reading only 1/3 of the book I already have all ideas about competition structured in my head.
I think i have half read this book. It means that i can say i have open the book and read some part of it. But if it said that i know some the point Porter try to say, I can say yes. But there are a lot more for me to say that i got all the points Porter wanna say.

Bila Gidden pernah mengemukakan istilah stucturationist maka pendekatan Porter dalam menentukan competitiveness itu berdasarkan struktur pasar, bukan berdasarkan pendekatan lain yang menekankan pada unit (agen atau dalam studi manajeme...more
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Alex Timberman
Great book on strategy and competition. Competition is a great thing. It pushes everyone else to upgrade and innovate and companies should welcome it. In the competitive landscape, firms should discover the processes that can help define a real strategy, which is very different from benchmarking, as well as being much more difficult to emulate. Michael Porter has been around a long time and his work on strategy and clusters are classic, and yet still highly relevant.
Guilherme Nunes
Great book on the bottom-up building of competitiveness for countries and regions. Very significant not just to governments but to every party involved in the supply chain.

The books is only worth 5 stars with the harvard case studies tough...
Ian James
I re-read this after 22 years and it is still the cornerstone of any serious study of sustainable strategic advantage.
Robin Brenizer
One of my favorite thinkers and business writers.
Competitive strategy at its best!
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Michael E. Porter is the leading authority on competitive strategy, the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions, and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as health care, the environment, and corporate responsibility.

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