Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centred in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India conducts and supports indigenous research, offers academic and executive courses, and provides advisory services to the Corporate and the Governments. The institute studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions & cities and thus generate guidelines for businesses and those in governance; and suggests and provides solutions for socio-economic problems.


The Institute for Competitiveness, the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School and the Martin Prosperity Institute, at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have joined hands to establish The Prosperity Institute of India. The Institute has been set up with the objec-tive of enhancing the prosperity and creativity of Asia by sharing knowledge on 3Ts which are Technology, Tolerance, and Talent. Developed by the Martin Prosperity Institute, they are a useful analytical tool for understanding regional economic prosperity and growth by improving the traditional model emphasizing on companies, jobs, or technology. The primary activities of the Institute will be research and publications, training, advisory, and events which would further help in disseminating knowledge about creativity and prosperity among the genres.


The India Council on Competitiveness is a non-partisan and a non-governmental network of leaders from corporate CEO, University Chancellors and Civil Society leaders working to make India a competitive nation. he Council, created in collaboration with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness; is based in Gurgaon, India and is an association of distinguished members from industry, academia, think tanks, media and researchers. The mission of the India Council is to set an action agenda to drive Indian competitiveness, productivity and leadership in world markets to raise the standard of living for all Indians.



Dr. Amit Kapoor is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and Prosperity Institute of India in addition to chairing the India Competitiveness Council. He sits on the board of Competitiveness initiatives in MexicoNetherlands & France in addition to being advisor to Thinkers50 and participant with the Global Solutions Network of Martin Prosperity Institute & Rotman School of Management. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and CompetitivenessHarvard Business School. He has been inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame at Harvard Business School, which is administered by Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Amit is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and has received the Ruth Greene Memorial Award winner for writing the best case of the year, by North American Case Research Association (NACRA). He has been invited by Kennedy School of Government & Harvard Law School, Harvard University; Pennsylvania State University to address the Vice Chancellors & Academic Leaders training programs; World Economic Forum at its India Economic Summit and Asia Summit to present his views on various issues and themes like strategy, outsourcing and economic development (Complete list of speaking engagements). Amit is the author of India City Competitiveness Report, India State Competitiveness Report, India State Sustainability Report, Livability Report et al. He is also a columnist with Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business & Governance Now in addition to penning down academic pieces (Complete set of articles & publications). Based on his work two awards have been constituted within the country titled “State Competitiveness Awards” by Mint & Hindustan Times wherein the Chief Ministers are awarded and “Institute for Competitiveness ­Mint Strategy Awards” wherein the corporates are awarded for their strategic acumen.  He chairs the jury and curates Porter Prize & Tapscott Award in addition to curating events like Competitiveness Forum, Thinkers 50 (India) etc. He tweets @arthsastra and maintains a professional profile at LinkedIn.