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

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  • Brian Snowdon

    (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

  • George Stonehouse

    (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

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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. Journal of International Business Studies (2006) 37, 163–175. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400190

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  • Brian Snowdon & George Stonehouse, 2006. "Competitiveness in a globalised world: Michael Porter on the microeconomic foundations of the competitiveness of nations, regions, and firms," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 37(2), pages 163-175, March.
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