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 1,320,599 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Porter is the 23rd most popular economist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 330th most popular biography from United States (up from 525th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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 23 out of 315Before him are Mario Draghi, Jean-Baptiste Say, Paul Samuelson, Henri Fayol, Amartya Sen, and John Law. After him are Joseph Stiglitz, Herbert A. Simon, Simon Kuznets, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, William Petty, and Carl Menger.

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Among people born in 1947, Michael Porter ranks 18Before him are Dilma Rousseff, Mario Draghi, Josep Borrell, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and O. J. Simpson. After him are Takeshi Kitano, Paul Auster, Tom Clancy, Carlos Santana, Glenn Close, and Iggy Pop.

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Among people born in United States, Michael Porter ranks 330 out of 18,182Before him are O. Henry (1862), Barry Barish (1936), O. J. Simpson (1947), Anton LaVey (1930), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), and Clinton Davisson (1881). After him are Man Ray (1890), Herman Hollerith (1860), Sandra Bullock (1964), John Bardeen (1908), Bill Murray (1950), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Michael Porter ranks 4Before him are Milton Friedman (1912), Philip Kotler (1931), and Paul Samuelson (1915). After him are Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Gary Becker (1930), Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and W. Edwards Deming (1900).

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