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Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters – The Ideas of Michael Porter - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter

Robert Huggins and Hiro Izushi


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 organization economics with the then still embryonic field of strategic management and elevated it to its current status as an academic discipline. Porter's outstanding career is also characterized by its cross-disciplinary nature. Following his most important work on strategic management, he then made a leap to the policy side and dealt with completely different set of analytical units from his ea ... More

Keywords: Michael Porter, competition, competitive advantage, competitiveness, cluster, strategic management

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199578030
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Huggins, editor
Director, Centre for International Competitiveness, Cardiff School of Management, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
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Hiro Izushi, editor
Senior Lecturer in Innovation, Economics and Strategy Group, Aston Business School
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