Competitive Advantage of Nations

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Free Press, 1990 - Business & Economics - 855 pages
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The Need for a New Paradigm; Confticting Explanations; Asking the Right Question; Classical Rationales for Industry Success; The Need for a New Paradigm; Toward a New Theory of National Competi tive Advantage; The Study; A Broader Concept of Competitive Advantage; The Competitive Advantage of Firms in Global lndustries; Competitive Strategy; Competing Intemationally; The Role of National Circumstances in Competitive Success; Determinants of National Competitive Advantage; Deterrninants of National Advantage; Factor Conditions; Demand Conditions; Related and Supporting Industries; Firm Strategy, Structure, and Rivalry; The Role of Chance; The Role of Govemment; The Determinants in Perspective; The Dynamics of National Advantage; Relationships Among the Deterrninants; The Detenninants as a System; Clustering of Competitive lndustries; The Role of Geographic Concentration; The Genesis and Evolution of a Competitive lndustry; The Loss of National Advantage; The Diamond in Perspective; INDUSTRIES; Four Studies in National Competitive Advantage; The Gerrnan Printing Press lndustry; The American Patient Monitoring Equipment lndustry; The ltalian Ceramic Tile lndustry; The Japanese Robotics lndustry; National Competitive Advantage in Services; The Growing Role of Services in National Economies; lntemational Competition in Services; The Relationship Between Services and Manufacturing; National Competitive Advantage in Services; Case Studies in the Development of Competitive Service lndustries; Pattems of National Competitive Advantage: The Early Postwar Winners; American Postwar Dominance; Stable Switzerland; Sweden's Choices; Renewing Gennan Dynamism; Emerging Nations in the 1970s and 1980s; The Rise of Japan; Surging ltaly; Emerging Korea; Shifting National Advantage; The Slide of Britain; Crosscurrents in America; Postwar Development in Perspective; The Competitive Development of National Economies; Econornic Developrnent; Stages of Cornpetitive Development; The Stages and the Postwar Economies of Nations; Postwar Economic Progress in Perspective; Company Strategy; Cornpetitive Advantage in lntemational Cornpetition; The Context for Competitive Advantage; lmproving the National Competitive Environment; Where and How to Compete; Tapping Selective Advantages in Other Nations; Locating the Horne Base; The Role of Leadership; Govemment Policy; Premises of Govemrnent Policy Toward Industry; Govemment Policy and National Advantage; Govemrnent's Effect on Factor Conditions; Govemment's Effect on Demand Conditions; Govemment's Effect on Related and Supporting lndustries; Govemrnent's Effect on Firm Strategy, Structure, and Rivalry; Govemment Policy and the Stages of Cornpetitive Developrnent; Targeting; Govemment Policy in Developing Nations; The Role of Govemment; National Agendas; The Agenda for Korea; The Agenda for ltaly; The Agenda for Sweden; The Agenda for Japan; The Agenda for Switzerland; The Agenda for Germany; The Agenda for Britain; The Agenda for the United States; National Agendas in Perspective; Epilogue; Appendix A: Methodology for Preparing lhe Cluster Charts; Appendix B:. Supplementary Data on National Trade Pattems.

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Building on his Competitive Strategy ( LJ 10/1/80) and Competitive Advantage ( LJ 3/1/86), which dealt with competition among companies, Porter here presents a new theory to explain global success. He ... Read full review

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Michael E. Porter, one of the world's leading authorities on competitive strategy and international competitiveness, is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In 1983, Professor Porter was appointed to President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the initiative that triggered the competitiveness debate in America. He serves as an advisor to heads of state, governors, mayors, and CEOs throughout the world. The recipient of the Wells Prize in Economics, the Adam Smith Award, three McKinsey Awards, and honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics and six other universities, Porter is the author of fourteen books, among them Competitive Strategy, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, and Cases in Competitive Strategy, all published by The Free Press. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.