Michael Porter at World Business Forum London 2019 by WOBI
STRATEGY
MICHAEL PORTER
The world’s leading authority on competitive strategy

Widely recognized as the father of modern business strategy, Michael Porter is a renowned economist and one of the world’s most legendary thinkers on management and competitiveness. Throughout his career at Harvard Business School, Porter has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies today.

Porter’s first book, “Competitive Strategy” defined the modern strategy field since its first publication in 1980, and his ideas continue to be taught in virtually every business school in the world, as well in economics and other disciplines. Today, according to Fortune magazine, he has “influenced more executives – and more nations – than any other business professor on earth.”

Appointed as a University Professor by Harvard University – the highest recognition for a Harvard faculty member – Porter and his competitive doctrine continue to spur catalytic change across global business, government and social sectors. The recipient of 22 honorary doctorates and several national and state honors, he is also an unprecedented seven-time winner of the McKinsey Award for the best Harvard Business Review article of the year.

The Transformation of Competition

  How the rapidly transforming nature of products is creating new competitive threats and opportunities

  Rethinking how products are conceived, sourced, manufactured and operated

  Keys to boosting competitiveness while also improving the economic and social conditions in the communities in which businesses operate

  How technological advances will radically improve our ability to meet many business and human needs