Michael E. Porter

Michael E. Porter

Michael E. Porter

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard University

Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. A leading authority on company strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions, his work is widely recognized in governments, corporations, nonprofits, and academic circles across the globe.

Professor Porter's core field is competition and company strategy, and this remains the focus of his research. His work also has redefined thinking about competitiveness, economic development, economically distressed urban communities, environmental policy, and the role of corporations in society. He is the author of 18 books and numerous articles.

Recently, Professor Porter has devoted considerable attention to understanding and addressing the pressing problems in healthcare in the United States and other countries. His 2006 book, Redefining Healthcare (with Elizabeth Teisberg), develops a new strategic framework for transforming the value delivered by the healthcare system, with implications for providers, health plans, employers, and government, among other actors. Professor Porter also has published a series of articles on healthcare delivery, and developed an extensive curriculum designed for use both at Harvard and at other universities, medical schools, and professional education programs for health professionals around the world.

In addition to his research, writing, and teaching, Professor Porter serves as an adviser to business, government, and the social sector. He has served as strategy adviser to numerous leading U.S. and international companies, plays an active role in U.S. economic policy with the executive branch and Congress, and has led national strategy programs in numerous countries.