© 1997

Perspectives on Strategy

Contributions of Michael E. Porter

  • F. A. J. Van Den Bosch
  • A. P. De Man

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. F. A. J. van den Bosch
    Pages 1-6
  3. Bob de Wit
    Pages 7-18
  4. C. A. J. Herkströter
    Pages 19-24
  5. Ron J. H. Meyer, Henk W. Volberda
    Pages 25-33
  6. Ard-Pieter de Man, Frans van den Bosch, Tom Elfring
    Pages 45-59
  7. L. A. Geelhoed
    Pages 61-66
  8. Ard-Pieter de Man
    Pages 81-90
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 101-107

About this book


The purpose of this book is to focus on the contribution of one of the most prominent scholars in the strategy field, Michael Porter, from both a practitioner, that is Chief Executive Officer (CEO), perspective, and from a research perspective. Using such a dual perspective may improve the relevance of strategy research for the business community.
Four leading chief executives, two from European multinationals (Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Unilever N.V.) and two from important Dutch public organizations (the Port of Rotterdam and the Ministry of Economic Affairs), were invited to reflect on Porter's contributions to four levels of analysis: (1) business level strategy, (2) corporate level strategy, (3) regional competitiveness and finally (4) national competitiveness.
Against this background, the book is structured as follows: Chapters 2 to 8 deal with the four mentioned levels of analysis from a dual perspective - theoretical and managerial. The two final chapters aim to find out how Porter's theories are related to each other and whether and how the different levels of analysis can be connected.


business business strategy CEO Chief Executive Officer competitiveness Corporate Strategy organization organizations strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • F. A. J. Van Den Bosch
    • 1
  • A. P. De Man
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus Universiteit RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Strategy
  • Book Subtitle Contributions of Michael E. Porter
  • Editors F.A.J. van den Bosch
    A.P. De Man
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-9895-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-9896-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-6179-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 107
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management
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