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The competitive advantage of nations

Author: Michael E Porter
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores what makes a nation's firms and industries competitive in global markets and propels a whole nation's economy. He presents a new paradigm which, in addition to its practical applications, may well supplant the 200-year-old concept of "comparative advantage" in economic analysis of international competiveness
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Genre/Form: Book
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porter, Michael E., 1947-
Competitive advantage of nations.
New York : Free Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)647119300
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Porter
ISBN: 0029253616 9780029253618 0333518047 9780333518045
OCLC Number: 20671587
Description: xx, 855 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The need for a new paradigm : Conflicting explanations ; Asking the right question ; Classical rationales for industry success ; The need for a new paradigm ; Toward a new theory of national competitive advantage ; The study ; A broader concept of competitive advantage --
Foundations : The competitive advantage of firms in global industries : Competitive strategy ; Competing internationally ; The role of national circumstances in competitive success --
Determinants of national competitive advantage : Determinants of national advantage ; Factor conditions ; Demand conditions ; Related and supporting industries ; Firm strategy, structure, and rivalry ; The role of chance ; The role of government ; The determinants in perspective --
The dynamics of national advantage : Relationships among the determinants ; The determinants as a system ; Clustering of competitive industries ; The role of geographic concentration ; The genesis and evolution of a competitive industry ; The loss of national advantage ; The diamond in perspective --
Industries : Four studies in national competitive advantage : The German printing press industry ; The American patient monitoring equipment industry ; The Italian ceramic tile industry ; The Japanese robotics industry --
National competitive advantage in services : The growing role of services in national economies ; International competition in services ; The relationship between services and manufacturing ; National competitive advantage in services ; Case studies in the development of competitive service industries --
Nations : Patterns of national competitive advantage: the early postwar winners :America’s postwar dominance ; Stable Switzerland ; Sweden’s choices ; Renewing German dynamism --
Emerging nations in the 1970’s and 1980’s : The rise of Japan ; Surging Italy ; Emerging Korea --
Shifting national advantage : The slide of Britain ; Crosscurrent in America ; Postwar development in perspectives --
The competitive development of national economics : Economic development ; Stages of competitive development ; The stages and the postwar economies of nations ; Postwar economic progress in perspective --
Implications : Company strategy : Competitive advantage ; Competitive advantage in international competition ; The context for competitive advantage ; Improving the national competitive environment ; Where and how to compete ; Tapping selective advantages in other nations ; Locating the home base ; The role of leadership --
Government policy : Premises of government policy towards industry ; Government policy and national advantage ; Government’s effect on factor conditions ; Government’s effect on demand conditions ; Government’s effect on related and supporting industries ; Government’s effect on firm strategy, structure, and rivalry ; Government policy and the stages of competitive development ; Targeting ; Government policy in developing nations ; The role of government --
National agendas : The agenda for Korea ; The agenda for Italy ; The agenda for Sweden ; The agenda for Japan ; The agenda for Switzerland ; The agenda for Germany ; The agenda for Britain ; The agenda for the United States ; National agendas in perspective --
Epilogue --
Appendix A. Methodology for preparing the cluster charts --
Appendix B. Supplementary data on national trade patterns.
Responsibility: Michael E. Porter.

Abstract:

Explores what makes a nation's firms and industries competitive in global markets and propels a whole nation's economy. He presents a new paradigm which, in addition to its practical applications, may well supplant the 200-year-old concept of "comparative advantage" in economic analysis of international competiveness

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