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Social Progress Index 2013

Social Progress Index 2014 launched April 3, 2014

Nicholas Kristof OP-ED
New York Times, April 2, 2014


Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity
New York, May 13-14, 2014


Mental health trust 'implementing value based healthcare'
Health Service Journal
March 7, 2014


Can Japan Compete? Revisited

by Michael E. Porter
Tokyo, December 5, 2013


Why business can be good at solving social problems

Michael E. Porter
TED Global
released October 2013

Also see related Michael v. Michael debate


The Strategy that Will Fix Health Care

by Michael E. Porter and Thomas H. Lee
Harvard Business Review
October 2013


Clusters and Regional Competitiveness
Global South Summit, Prosperity Track
Nashville, TN
November 11-12, 2013


Awards and Recognition


Michael Porter recibe 2012 Doctorado Honoris Causa por la UPAEP


Illinois Institute of Technology 2011 Honorary Degree


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The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, led by Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions and cities; and solutions to social problems. Based at Harvard Business School, the Institute is dedicated to extending the research pioneered by Professor Porter and disseminating it to scholars and practitioners on a global basis.
Competition and Firm Strategy Competition and Economic Development Competition and Society

Competitive Strategy

Industry Structure
and Structural Change
Company and Industry
Financial Performance
Location, Internationalization,
and Global Strategy
Corporate Level Strategy
Strategy and the Internet
Strategy for Universities and Non-Profits
Competition in Health Care

The Porter Prize: Japan, India

National Competitiveness

Clusters and Cluster Development
Innovation and Innovative Capacity
Economic Strategy for the U.S.
Competitiveness of States
and Regions
Strategy for Cross-National
Economic Areas
Economic Development in Inner Cities
Rural Economic Development

Affiliated Institutes

Health CARE

Competition in Health Care
Global Health Delivery Project
Health Care Curriculum

Distressed Communities

Economic Development in Inner Cities

Rural Economic Development

The Environment

Environmental Quality
and Competitiveness
Antitrust and Competition Policy

Corporate ROLE IN SOCIETY AND Philanthropy

Creating Shared Value
Corporate Philanthropy
Strategy for Philanthropic Organizations
Competitiveness Data

U.S. Cluster Mapping Project


International Cluster Competitiveness Project

Global Competitiveness Report
(World Economic Forum)

Canadian Cluster Data
(ICAP, Toronto)

European Cluster Observatory
(CSC, Stockholm)

New CEO Workshop Prof. Porter's Competitiveness Course New CEO Workshop

New CEO Workshop: Description

Seven Surprises for New CEOs:

October 2004
Harvard Business Review


AT Harvard

Course Description

Video Excerpts from the Course

Information for prospective students at Harvard

MOC Network
(for Harvard MOC students)

AT affiliated universities

Affiliated Universities Teaching the Course and MOC Network Impact Assessment

Detailed prospectus for universities interested in teaching the course


Health care curriculum

Intensive Seminar

Senior Executive Leadership Workshop

Health Care Delivery Curriculum for other Schools