The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) is a nonprofit research and education organization founded by Michael Porter and based at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. The Institute is dedicated to extending the research pioneered by Michael Porter and disseminating it to scholars and practitioners on a global basis. Our mission is to advance scholarship, advise leaders and policymakers, and develop practical, research-based frameworks in three broad areas:
- The study of competition and its implications for company strategy
- The competitiveness of nations, regions, and cities
- The relationship between competition and society
Michael Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School and the author of 19 books on strategy and competitiveness, is widely considered the father of the modern strategy field.
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