In 2002, the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) course was created by Professor Michael Porter and colleagues at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. The course was designed for students at Harvard as well as a platform for educational institutions and locally trained professors teach the course around the world. The MOC course explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development viewed from a bottom-up, microeconomic perspective.
The MOC Affiliate Network is a group of more than 100 educational institutions around the world that teach the MOC curriculum and collaborate in the area of competitiveness. The network was developed with the vision to create local capacity to understand, teach, and upgrade competitiveness through a highly scalable structure. The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School developed the curriculum, teaching materials, and a platform for disseminating these materials around the world. Leveraging the network structure, faculty now collaborate on teaching, developing cases, and researching as ways to expand the body of knowledge and become leaders on competitiveness in their regions.
The MOC Affiliate Network includes over 100 educational institutions, teaching the MOC curriculum to more than 44,500 students in 63 countries around the world.
The MOC Affiliate Network includes affiliate institutions on every continent, with an average of 10 educational institutions joining every year.
MOC facutly have access to an unprecedented amount of course content, including specially written HBS case studies and teaching materials.
The 2014 MOC Affiliate Network Prospectus provides detailed information for institutions and faculty interested in joining the network.
MOC Course Prospectus
Competitiveness assessments of countries and clusters, researched by MOC students from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
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