Michael E. Porter

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor , Harvard Business School
“The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se. This will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy.”

Michael E. Porter is a leading authority on competitive strategy, the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions, and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as the environment, health care delivery and corporate responsibility.

Professor Porter is generally recognized as the father of the modern strategy field, and has been identified in a variety of rankings and surveys as the world’s most influential thinker on management and competitiveness.

Currently the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at the Harvard Business School, Professor Porter has authored 19 books and over 125 articles on strategy, competition and health care delivery. He has served as a counselor on strategy to the governments of many nations, to leading international corporations, and to nonprofit organizations. Professor Porter leads the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, founded to support his work. His research on economic development in America's inner cities led to the founding of The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a nonprofit initiative to catalyze inner-city business development, where he serves as Chairman. With Mark Kramer, he co-founded both FSG and The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Professor Porter holds a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from Princeton University. He has received over 30 major awards and honorary degrees, and was voted the most influential strategic thinker by the Strategic Management Society.

Shared Value Accomplishments:

  • Professor Porter is the co-author, with Mark R. Kramer, of the seminal Harvard Business Review article introducing the shared value concept, “Creating Shared Value.” He is widely recognized as the world’s foremost expert on shared value and its integration into business strategy and public policy.

 

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