21 November 2013 Media

Nikkei Column Features the Porter Prize

The "Kaze" (Wind) column appearing in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun on November 20, 2013, discussed the Porter Prize organized by Hitotsubashi ICS. This award recognizes Japanese companies that have achieved a competitive advantage by implementing unique strategies. In this column, it was noted that half of the Porter Prize winners in the past five years had been established after 1990. This marks a sharp contrast with the early years, when the winners were all blue chip companies. ICS Professor Emi Osono was quoted as saying, "This prize provides Japanese companies with an opportunity to apply the theory of competitive strategy to their own businesses."

The column is distrubuted in Japanese only.