Michael Porter

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Michael Eugene Porter (born May 23, 1947) is an American academic known for his theories on economics, business strategy, and social causes. He is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, and he was one of the founders of the consulting firm The Monitor Group (now part of Deloitte) and FSG, a social impact consultancy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Porter has received more than 1,229,496 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Michael Porter is the 33rd most popular economist (down from 30th in 2019), the 525th most popular biography from United States (down from 437th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Economist.

Michael Porter is most famous for his five forces model, which is a framework for analyzing the competitive intensity of an industry. The five forces are: threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, and rivalry among existing competitors.

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Among economists, Michael Porter ranks 33 out of 315Before him are Simon Kuznets, Ronald Coase, Friedrich List, Wassily Leontief, Gunnar Myrdal, and Carl Menger. After him are Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, Jan Tinbergen, Elinor Ostrom, Werner Sombart, and Oliver E. Williamson.

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Among people born in 1947, Michael Porter ranks 22Before him are Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Iggy Pop, Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, and Shirin Ebadi. After him are Takeshi Kitano, Farrah Fawcett, Paco de Lucía, Salman Rushdie, Glenn Close, and Gigliola Cinquetti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Porter ranks 525 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Landon (1936), Lou Reed (1942), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), Jodie Foster (1962), and Richard Widmark (1914). After him are Howard Hawks (1896), Tyrone Power (1914), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), and Nancy Pelosi (1940).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Michael Porter ranks 6Before him are Milton Friedman (1912), Philip Kotler (1931), Paul Samuelson (1915), Herbert A. Simon (1916), and Joseph Stiglitz (1943). After him are Elinor Ostrom (1933), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and James Tobin (1918).

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