The Article Innovation : Location Matters

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The article Innovation: Location Matters discusses how the challenges for competiveness in advanced nations and regions has changed. It elaborates on how organizations must create and commercialize a stream of new products and processes that shift the technology frontier. Companies must be able to innovate to sustain competitive advantage by acquiring and deploying the best current technology. Location matters for innovation, and companies must broaden their approaches to the management of innovation accordingly: by developing and commercializing innovation in the most attractive location, taking active steps to access locational strengths, and proactively enhancing the environment for innovation and commercialization in locations where they operate (Porter & Stern, 2001). Analysis The authors of the article, “Innovation: Location Matters” are Michael Porter and Scott Stern. Michael Porter is an economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker and teacher. Throughout his career at Harvard Business School, he has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies, including market competition and company strategy, economic development, the environment, and health care. His extensive research is widely recognized in governments, corporations, NGOs, and academic circles around the globe. His research has received numerous awards, and he is the most cited scholar today in economics and
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