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Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 163–175 | Cite as

Competitiveness in a globalised world: Michael Porter on the microeconomic foundations of the competitiveness of nations, regions, and firms

  • Brian Snowdon
  • George Stonehouse
Commentary

Abstract

In this paper, we provide the text of an interview with Professor Michael Porter discussing his research and ideas relating to the microeconomic foundations of global competitiveness. The discussion provides a microeconomic perspective on some of the key issues relating to recent research on competitiveness, productivity, clusters, US economic leadership, economic growth and development.

Keywords

economic growth productivity competitiveness competition clusters 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle Business School, Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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