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Competitive Advantage Of Nations (by Michael Porter)

  • The Competitive Advantage Of Nations (by Michael Porter)
    • Preface
    • The need for a new paradigm
      • Introduction
      • 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
      • Determinants of national competitive advantage
      • The dynamics of national advantage
    • Industries
      • Four studies in national competitive advantage
      • National competitive advantage in services
    • Nations
      • Patterns of national competitive advantage: the early postwar winners
      • Emerging nations in the 1970s and 1980s
      • Shifting national advantage
      • The competitive development of national economics
    • Implications
      • Company strategy
      • Government policy
      • National agendas
    • Epilogue
    • Appendix
      • Methodology for preparing cluster charts
      • Supplementary data on national trade patterns


“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




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