Michael E. Porter, PhD
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School

Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results

October 13
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Jon Huntsman Hall - F95
(3730 Walnut Street)


Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. A leading authority on competitive strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions, Professor Porter's work is recognized in governments, corporations, non-profits, and academic circles across the globe. His ideas on competition and strategy are taught in virtually every business school in the world. He has also written extensively on competitiveness, economic development, economically distressed areas, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, and most recently, competition in health care. Professor Porter is the author of 17 books and numerous articles, and is a five-time winner of the McKinsey Award for the best Harvard Business Review article of the year. In addition to his research and writing, Professor Porter serves as an advisor to business and government. He has served as strategy advisor to numerous leading U.S. and international companies, including Caterpillar, Procter & Gamble, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Royal Dutch Shell, Taiwan Semiconductor, and Sysco. Professor Porter also plays an active role in U.S. economic policy with the Executive Branch and Congress, and has led national strategy initiatives in numerous countries. Professor Porter has won numerous awards and honors, including Harvard's David A. Wells Prize in Economics for his research in industrial organization, the Academy of Management's highest award for scholarly contributions to management, and the Adam Smith Award of the National Association of Business Economists. The recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and national honors, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005. Professor Porter received a B.S.E. with high honors in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Princeton University. He received an M.B.A. with high distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.

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