Michael E. Porter


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  • Economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker, and teacher
  • Appointed Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, the university’s highest recognition awarded to faculty
  • Has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies, including market competition and company strategy, economic development, the environment, and health care
  • His extensive research is widely recognized in governments, corporations, NGOs, and academic circles around the globe
  • Prolific author and creator of Porter’s Five Forces Framework, a widely used tool to assess competitiveness of an industry or business
  • His book “Competitive Strategy” has been voted one of the most influential management books of the 20th century