Activities of the Center for Competitiveness


Course on Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC)

An important task is to conduct MOC courses in collaboration with the ISC of the Harvard Business School. These courses are also operated in collaboration with several important universities located around the world. The courses offer a unique opportunity for students to get online access to Michael Porter's courses as well as to do networking with students following the same kind of courses abroad.




The main research activities are conducted in the field of the determinants of competitiveness, innovation, cluster mapping and the role of clusters to upgrade prosperity, the governmental policies fostering competitiveness, as well as the role of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on the technological and economic upgrading of host and home countries. As far as policy issues are concerned, a particular attention is given to competition policy. Some of the research is conducted by doctoral students. More research is conducted in collaboration with the ISC as well as other competitiveness Centers and Institutes.


Advisory activities

The Center also conducts specific research and inquiries regarding regional and national issues of competitiveness. Performance indicators are developed. The Center is also involved in cluster initiatives.


Public and media activities

In purpose inter alia to promote and to share the main ideas developed in collaboration with Michael Porter's Institute, the Center regularly publishes articles for newspapers and business magazines.



Center for Competitiveness  -   Chair of Economic and Social Policy   -   University of Fribourg  -  Switzerland                Swiss University