The Competitive Advantage of Nations

Porter identifies the fundamental determinants of national competitive advantage in an industry, and examines "clustering," in which groups of successful firms and industries emerge in one country to gain leading positions in the world market.

Michael Porter, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, The Free Press, 1990

In his book, Porter presents a new theory to explain global success. He identifies the fundamental determinants of national competitive advantage in an industry, shows how they work together as a system, and examines "clustering," in which groups of successful firms and industries emerge in one country to gain leading positions in the world market.

This important work, based upon research conducted in ten nations, provides important data for both companies and governments.

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