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On Competition

On Competition

  • Author: Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422155625
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 544
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For the past two decades, Michael Porter's work has towered over the field of competitive strategy. On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition brings together more than a dozen of Porter's landmark articles from the Harvard Business Review. Five are new to this edition, including the 2008 update to his classic "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," as well as new work on health care, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and CEO leadership. This collection captures Porter's unique ability to bridge theory and practice. Each of the articles has not only shaped thinking, but also redefined the work of practitioners in its respective field. In an insightful new introduction, Porter relates each article to the whole of his thinking about competition and value creation, and traces how that thinking has deepened over time. This collection is organized by topic, allowing the reader easy access to the wide range of Porter's work. Parts I and II present the frameworks for which Porter is best known--frameworks that address how companies, as well as nations and regions, gain and sustain competitive advantage. Part III shows how strategic thinking can address society's most pressing challenges, from environmental sustainability to improving health-care delivery. Part IV explores how both nonprofits and corporations can create value for society more effectively by applying strategy principles to philanthropy. Part V explores the link between strategy and leadership.

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

  • Author: Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416590358
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
  • View: 6793
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Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity—like all great breakthroughs—Porter’s analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry competition in five underlying forces. Porter introduces one of the most powerful competitive tools yet developed: his three generic strategies—lowest cost, differentiation, and focus—which bring structure to the task of strategic positioning. He shows how competitive advantage can be defined in terms of relative cost and relative prices, thus linking it directly to profitability, and presents a whole new perspective on how profit is created and divided. In the almost two decades since publication, Porter's framework for predicting competitor behavior has transformed the way in which companies look at their rivals and has given rise to the new discipline of competitor assessment. More than a million managers in both large and small companies, investment analysts, consultants, students, and scholars throughout the world have internalized Porter's ideas and applied them to assess industries, understand competitors, and choose competitive positions. The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking. It provides an enduring foundation and grounding point on which all subsequent work can be built. By bringing a disciplined structure to the question of how firms achieve superior profitability, Porter’s rich frameworks and deep insights comprise a sophisticated view of competition unsurpassed in the last quarter-century.

Competitive Advantage of Nations

Competitive Advantage of Nations

Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

  • Author: Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781451651492
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 896
  • View: 1234
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Understanding Michael Porter

Understanding Michael Porter

The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

  • Author: Joan Magretta
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422160599
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 236
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Examines and explains the revolutionary business frameworks of Michael Porter, with examples to illustrate and update Porter's ideas for achieving and sustaining competitive success.

Competition in Global Industries

Competition in Global Industries

  • Author: Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 9780875841403
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 581
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Essays discuss technology, manufacturing, marketing, finance, capital, government policies, coalitions, competition, and leadership in the global marketplace, and look at specific cases.

Strategy and Competition: The Porter Collection (3 Items)

Strategy and Competition: The Porter Collection (3 Items)

  • Author: Michael Porter,Joan Magretta
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 1625277946
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 801
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This collection highlights the most important ideas and concepts from Michael E. Porter, recognized worldwide as the leading thinker on strategy. Porter heads The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School and is the foremost authority on competitive strategy for business, as well as on the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions. Business readers will recognize Porter’s seminal book, On Competition, as a classic in the field. This set, curated by Harvard Business Review, includes the full digital edition of the updated and expanded edition of On Competition—a must-have for anyone interested in or studying the topic of strategy and for those developing strategy for their own organizations. The collection also includes the digital edition of the popular Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, which offers a concise, accessible summary of Porter’s revolutionary thinking and was written with Porter’s full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review. Finally, the set features the newer foundational article “Creating Shared Value,” which was published in Harvard Business Review in 2011 to great fanfare and global accolades. This must-have collection is for anyone serious about business, strategy, and competitiveness.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

  • Author: Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416595848
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 592
  • View: 6283
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Cases in Competitive Strategy

Cases in Competitive Strategy

  • Author: Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0029254108
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 541
  • View: 2108
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Though the cases in Cases in Competitive Strategy may be informative when studied on their own, they are designed to be read and analyzed in combination with the companion volume, Competitive Strategy. The conceptual materials and the cases are designed to reinforce each other, showing the connection between the theory and the practice of competitive strategy formulation.

Modern Competitive Analysis

Modern Competitive Analysis

  • Author: Sharon M. Oster
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Competition
  • Page: 411
  • View: 7985
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Why do some companies thrive while others in the same industry languish? How can a struggling firm achieve higher annual earnings? What allows new corporations to become successful in highly competitive industries? In this book, now updated and expanded, Sharon Oster shows that combining a sound understanding of economic and managerial principles can make a striking difference in the quality of the strategic planning of an organization and provide guidelines for effective corporate strategies. The second edition of Modern Competitive Analysis presents an even more up-to-date examination of management strategy, integrating a wide spectrum of ideas from a number of diverse fields. It includes more material on organizational behavior and global/international strategies, as well as a longer list of case studies. Unusually broad in scope, with many examples from large and small companies, service firms, manufacturers, foreign and American organizations, as well as non-profit corporations, the book emphasizes an economic approach to strategic planning, using some of the most recent theories to illuminate situations faced by businesses today. Covering new and important areas in economics not treated in other management and strategic planning books, and couched in clear terms that make these concepts especially accessible, odern Competitive Analysis is a fundamental resource to the managers of today and tomorrow.

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

  • Author: W. Chan Kim,Renee Mauborgne
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 1625274491
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

Porter's Five Forces

Porter's Five Forces

Understand competitive forces and stay ahead of the competition

  • Author: 50MINUTES.COM,
  • Publisher: 50 Minutes
  • ISBN: 2806268389
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 32
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Understand competitive forces and stay ahead of the competition This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and implementing Porter’s five forces, providing you with the essential information and saving time. In 50 minutes you will be able to: • Understand the five forces that affect profitability and analyze each force in depth in relation to your company • Analyze the intensity of the competition within an industry and how this affects your business • Increase or maintain your competitive advantage according to the analysis ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | Management & Marketing 50MINUTES.COM provides the tools to quickly understand the main theories and concepts that shape the economic world of today. Our publications are easy to use and they will save you time. They provide elements of theory and case studies, making them excellent guides to understand key concepts in just a few minutes. In fact, they are the starting point to take action and push your business to the next level.

International Financial Management with Student Resource Access 12 Months

International Financial Management with Student Resource Access 12 Months

  • Author: Jeff Madura,CHANDRASEKHAR & MADURA KRISHNAMURTI (JEFF & HOQUE, ARIFUL.),Ariful Hoque
  • Publisher: Cengage AU
  • ISBN: 0170386139
  • Category: Asset-liability management
  • Page: 710
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Strategy

Strategy

Seeking and Securing Competitive Advantage

  • Author: Porter
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 9780875842431
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 475
  • View: 9802
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What makes up an effective strategy? Dealing with this question, this collection of Harvard Business Review articles offers insight and practical advice from the leaders in the field. It shows how advantage can and should be extracted from many sources, from marketing and joint ventures to financial analysis.

The End of Competitive Advantage

The End of Competitive Advantage

How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business

  • Author: Rita Gunther McGrath
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422191419
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Are you at risk of being trapped in an uncompetitive business? Chances are the strategies that worked well for you even a few years ago no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now. In short, strategy is stuck. Most leaders are using frameworks that were designed for a different era of business and based on a single dominant idea—that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Once the premise on which all strategies were built, this idea is increasingly irrelevant. Now, Columbia Business School professor and globally recognized strategy expert Rita Gunther McGrath argues that it’s time to go beyond the very concept of sustainable competitive advantage. Instead, organizations need to forge a new path to winning: capturing opportunities fast, exploiting them decisively, and moving on even before they are exhausted. She shows how to do this with a new set of practices based on the notion of transient competitive advantage. This book serves as a new playbook for strategy, one based on updated assumptions about how the world works, and shows how some of the world’s most successful companies use this method to compete and win today. Filled with compelling examples from “growth outlier” firms such as Fujifilm, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys, Yahoo! Japan, and Atmos Energy, The End of Competitive Advantage is your guide to renewed success and profitable growth in an economy increasingly defined by transient advantage.

The World Is Flat 3.0

The World Is Flat 3.0

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 9781429923071
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 672
  • View: 7831
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Red Ocean Traps (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Red Ocean Traps (Harvard Business Review Classics)

  • Author: W. Chan Kim,Renée A. Mauborgne
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 1633692671
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 80
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As established markets become less profitable, companies increasingly need to find ways to create and capture new markets. Despite much investment and commitment, most firms struggle to do this. What, exactly, is getting in their way? The authors of the best-selling book Blue Ocean Strategy have spent over a decade exploring that question. They have seen that the trouble lies in managers' mental models—ingrained assumptions and theories about the way the world works. Though these models may work perfectly well in mature markets, they undermine executives' attempts to discover uncontested new spaces with ample potential (blue oceans) and keep companies firmly anchored in existing spaces where competition is bloody (red oceans). This article describes how to break free of these red ocean traps. To do that, managers need to: (1) Focus on attracting new customers, not pleasing current customers; (2) Worry less about segmentation and more about what different segments have in common; (3) Understand that market creation is not synonymous with either technological innovation or creative destruction; and (4) Stop focusing on premium versus low-cost strategies. The Harvard Business Review Classics series offers you the opportunity to make seminal Harvard Business Review articles a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world—and will have a direct impact on you today and for years to come.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article ?What Is Strategy?? by Michael E. Porter)

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article ?What Is Strategy?? by Michael E. Porter)

  • Author: Harvard Business Review,Michael E. Porter,W. Chan Kim,Renée A. Mauborgne
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422172058
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6751
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"HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment. Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads. Is your company spending too much time on strategy development--with too little to show for it? If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to: • Distinguish your company from rivals • Clarify what your company will and won't do • Craft a vision for an uncertain future • Create blue oceans of uncontested market space • Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy • Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase • Make priorities explicit • Allocate resources early • Clarify decision rights for faster decision making"

Fast Track Photographer, Revised and Expanded Edition

Fast Track Photographer, Revised and Expanded Edition

Leverage Your Unique Strengths for a More Successful Photography Business

  • Author: Dane Sanders
  • Publisher: Amphoto Books
  • ISBN: 0817435751
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8888
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Become the professional photographer you were meant to be. Competition in the photography industry has never been fiercer. But in this empowering guide, acclaimed photographer and speaker Dane Sanders reveals that the key to success is to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and start focusing on your most powerful resource: you. Discover how to: · Use your unique skills and talents to carve out a niche all your own. · Avoid the mistakes most photographers make. · Choose a business style that fits the way you want to spend your time—and live your life. Fast Track Photographer is not just another how-to book—it’s an entirely fresh way of thinking about your business, whether you’re just starting out, or an industry veteran wondering why all your hard work isn’t working. If you want to build a competition-proof creative business in the twenty-first century, it’s time to throw out the old rulebook and get on the fast track! Includes free access to Dane’s popular self-assessment test (a $20 value) to jumpstart your journey! "I can't think of a better way for anyone to start their professional photo career than to read Fast Track Photographer." —Scott Bourne, publisher and host of Photofocus.com "As much about finding out who you are as it is about how to become a truly great photographer. Highly recommended!” —Amit Gupta, founder of Photojojo.com “This book is worth its weight in gold.” —Gary Fong, photographer, author, and creator of the Lightsphere “The best resource for today’s photographer—BAR NONE!” —Scott Sheppard, host of “Inside Digital Photography” From the Trade Paperback edition.

More Than You Know

More Than You Know

Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded)

  • Author: Michael J. Mauboussin
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231143737
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Know is a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Know is written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Know shows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.

Competition Damages Actions in the EU

Competition Damages Actions in the EU

Law and Practice, Second Edition

  • Author: David Ashton
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786430746
  • Category:
  • Page: 512
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In this revised and much expanded second edition David Ashton provides a comprehensive review of the EU damages directive (Directive 2014/104/EU) and its implementation, bringing the book up to date with the latest advances in EU Competition Law damages actions. This edition also features insights from practising lawyers on national developments in over 10 countries across Europe and an updated, separately authored, chapter on the quantification of loss. This book will provide practising lawyers and scholars alike with a clear, well-structured and updated guide to EU Competition Law Damages.