Microeconomics of Competitiveness

The Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) course is administered by the Institute for Competitiveness in partnership with Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness headed by Professor Michael E. Porter. The course deals with the core economic and innovation issues on vitality, sophistication and productivity at the microeconomic level, through an extensive case study approach.

The program is customized to the Indian setup and business culture, and depending on the number of participants can be administered over one to five days.

Program highlights

  • Determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development are viewed from a bottom-up, microeconomic perspective.
  • It addresses competitiveness at various levels like national, states or cities within nations, clusters and groups of neighboring countries. A major theme of the course is that competitiveness and economic development is affected by policies at all these levels.
  • The course is not only concerned with government policies but also with roles of business, universities and other institutions in competitiveness.
  • MOC is a very interactive platform. All participants are allowed two-week online access to the corpus of related material and videos at the official Harvard Business School website, http://isites.hbs.edu.

The original course material disbursed at Harvard Business School is given to the participants.


Competitiveness: Overall Framework

Industry Competition, Strategy and Location

Competing Across Locations & Global Strategy for MNCs

The Diamond Model: Developing or Transition Economies

Cluster and Cluster Development Economies

Economic Strategy for Countries

Economic Strategy: States and Sub National Regions

Economic Integration

Attracting Foreign Investment

Economic Development for Cities

Creating Shared Value

Organizing for Competitiveness and the process of economic development

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