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Competitive Advantage
By Michael E. Porter

The Competitive Advantage

Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

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Competitive Advantage by Michael E. Porter

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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE introduces a whole new way of understanding what a firm does. Porter's groundbreaking concept of the value chain disaggregates a company into 'activities', or the discrete functions or processes that represent the elemental building blocks of competitive advantage. Now an essential part of international business thinking, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE takes strategy from broad vision to an internally consistent configuration of activities. Its powerful framework provides the tools to understand the drivers of cost and a company's relative cost position. Porter's value chain enables managers to isolate the underlying sources of buyer value that will command a premium price, and the reasons why one product or service substitutes for another. He shows how competitive advantage lies not only in activities themselves but in the way activities relate to each other, to supplier activities, and to customer activities. That the phrases 'competitive advantage' and 'sustainable competitive advantage' have become commonplace is testimony to the power of Porter's ideas. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE has guided countless companies, business school students, and scholars in understanding the roots of competition. Porter's work captures the extraordinary complexity of competition in a way that makes strategy both concrete and actionable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684841465
ISBN-10: 0684841460
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 155mm x 45mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Is your company spending too much time on strategy development with too little to show for it? This title inspires 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; and use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy.

Redefining Health Care by Michael E. Porter Redefining Health Care, Hardback (June 2006)

Reveals the underlying causes of problems in Health Care systems. This book argues that participants in the health care system have competed to shift costs, accumulate bargaining power, and restrict services rather than create value for patients. It lays out a framework for redefining health care and shows how to move to a value-based competition.

Competitive Advantage by Michael E. Porter Competitive Advantage, Paperback (January 2004)

The essential complement to the pathbreaking book COMPETITIVE STRATEGY, Michael E. Porter's COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE explores the underpinnings of competitive advantage in the individual firm.

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Author Biography - Michael E. Porter

Michael E. Porter, one of the world's leading authorities on competitive strategy and international competitiveness, is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In 1983, Professor Porter was appointed to President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the initiative that triggered the competitiveness debate in America. He serves as an advisor to heads of state, governors, mayors, and CEOs throughout the world. The recipient of the Wells Prize in Economics, the Adam Smith Award, three McKinsey Awards, and honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics and six other universities, Porter is the author of fourteen books, among them Competitive Strategy, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, and Cases in Competitive Strategy, all published by The Free Press. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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