Michael Porter of Harvard Business School today received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award for his stellar contribution to management thinking over the last four decades.
The award was made after Professor Porter delivered the inaugural European Business Lecture at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum held this week in the Danish city of Odense, the headquarters of Thinkers50 Europe.
Professor Porter has topped the Thinkers50 ranking of the world’s leading business thinkers on two occasions (2005 and 2015) and has helped shape the management agenda throughout his distinguished career. In the 1980s he developed his five forces framework – now taught on every business course in the world. Then he looked at the competitiveness of regions and entire nations. More recently, he has provided new insights into healthcare systems and has championed the idea of shared value.