Developed by Professor Michael Porter and the staff and affiliates of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, the MOC course on competitiveness and economic development addresses the subject from a bottom-up, microeconomic perspective. While sound macroeconomic factors affect the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually created at the microeconomic level. The MOC course focuses on the sources of national or regional productivity, which are rooted in the strategies and operating practices of locally based firms, the vitality of clusters, and the quality of the business environment in which competition takes place.
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The MOC course at Harvard is taught by distinguished faculty from ISC.
MOC is a university-wide graduate course offered to students from around the Harvard University community.
The MOC course includes a significant team project, which involves assessing the competitiveness of a country and a cluster within that country.
The MOC course is designed for students at Harvard as well as a platform for educational institutions and locally trained professors teach the course and collaborate in the area of competitiveness. Currently the course is taught at over 100 universities around the world.
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