Webster University, Vienna cooperates with Prof. Michael Porter at Harvard Business School

Webster University, Vienna has been accepted by Prof. Michael E. Porter into his network “Microeconomics of Competitiveness” at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Members of this network are leading business schools that collaborate in research and advising of governments and companies to increase their competitiveness.

Webster Vienna now offers a course in the master program that explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development. Course content and materials are aligned with and provided by Prof. Porter.

Dr. Christopher Kummer, MBA Director at Webster University, Vienna, has become an Associated Faculty at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and leads the initiative: “This cooperation enables us to teach an important topic like competitiveness at the quality level of such a distinguished thought leader like Michael Porter. As part of the network, we strive to increase the competitiveness of Austria, Austrian companies and the region with our research and advice.”

About the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness:
The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, founded and led by Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions and cities; and solutions to social problems. The Institute is dedicated to extending the research pioneered by Professor Porter and disseminating it to scholars and practitioners on a global basis. Michael Porter received the first Lifetime Achievement Award in Economic Development from the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2008. The award will be presented only rarely, when a private citizen's body of work and assistance to the federal government has significantly enhanced the nation's approach to economic development.

About Harvard Business School:
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School, HBS, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.

Prof. Michael E. Porter and Dr. Kummer