Dear colleagues


We’re delighted to announce the publication of a Competitiveness Review special issue that marks 25 years of Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations.


Featuring seven outstanding papers by renowned authors in the field of competitiveness, this issue applies Porter’s competitiveness framework to a range of conceptual issues and specific locations today:


The Competitive Advantage of Nations: Origins and Journey

Robert Huggins and Hiro Izushi


The Competitive Advantage of Nations Book 25 Years - Opening Up New Perspectives on Competitiveness

Örjan Sölvell


Creativity, Clusters and the Competitive Advantage of Cities

Roger Martin, Richard Florida, Melissa Pogue and Charlotta Mellander


Competitiveness: from a misleading concept to a strategy supporting Beyond GDP goals

Karl Aiginger and Johanna Vogel


Theoretical and Methodological Advances in Cluster Research

Torger Reve and Amir Sasson


Twenty Years after the Porter Report for Portugal

Vítor Gonçalves, Fernando Ribeiro Mendes, Idalina Dias Sardinha and Ricardo Rodrigues


The Central American Competitiveness Initiative

Niels Ketelhöhn, Roberto Artavia, Ronald Arce and Victor Umaña


To celebrate the publication of this special issue, all seven papers are complimentary to download until November 18th.  Please click through this link.


Responses, commentaries and viewpoints are welcome—please contact Editors Philippe Gugler and Christian Ketels.


Very best


(with apologies if you receive this message more than once)



Dr Martyn Lawrence


Ethics, International Business and Strategy

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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