Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

Presents the comprehensive framework of analytical techniques to help a firm analyze its industry as a whole and predict the industry's future evolution, to understand its competitors and its own position ...

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada

ISBN: UCSD:31822020534277

Category: Competition

Page: 396

View: 899

Presents the comprehensive framework of analytical techniques to help a firm analyze its industry as a whole and predict the industry's future evolution, to understand its competitors and its own position ...
Categories: Competition

The Essence of Competitive Strategy

The Essence of Competitive Strategy

: This book provides a comprehensive blueprint for building a corporate strategy.

Author: David Faulkner

Publisher: Pearson P T R

ISBN: 0132914778

Category: Business

Page: 134

View: 368

: This book provides a comprehensive blueprint for building a corporate strategy. "Where should we compete? What products should we compete with? How will we gain sustainable competitive advantage in the s we choose?" These strategic questions are at the heart of building a corporate strategy, and any company that intends to remain successful must find the right answers. The Essence of Competitive Strategy will help. It's a clear, comprehensive guide to understanding where a company is and where it needs to go. Learn how to analyze how a company and the competition are viewed by customers. Understand the strategic options available for innovation and lower costs. Given a strategic direction, evaluate the comparative risk of several courses of action, and determine which partners may be available to help achieve a goal. Invaluable for managers on short courses in corporate strategy, competitive strategy, business policy and strategic management; for MBA and other students; as reference material for managers' bookshelves, and for aspiring managers wishing to improve their knowledge and skills.
Categories: Business

Competitive Strategy For Dummies

Competitive Strategy For Dummies

This book explains the ideas, theories and principles of Competitive Strategy in simple, straightforward terms.

Author: Richard Pettinger

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 0470779306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 778

Fundamental to management thinking and economic theory, Competitive Strategy offers a framework for understanding the underlying forces of competition in industry and business. This book explains the ideas, theories and principles of Competitive Strategy in simple, straightforward terms. It shows readers how to use competitive tools and strategies to understand the underlying forces of competition in industry and business and apply them to assess industries, understand competitors, choose competitive positions and gain - and maintain competitive advantage. Chapters include: What Competitive Strategy actually is The foundations of strategy and the five forces of competition Assessing the competition and strategic management in action Developing a competitive strategy Looking to the future and mergers and acquisitions
Categories: Business & Economics

Cases in Competitive Strategy

Cases in Competitive Strategy

Though the cases in Cases in Competitive Strategy may be informative when studied on their own, they are designed to be read and analyzed in combination with the companion volume, Competitive Strategy.

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029254103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 541

View: 416

Though the cases in Cases in Competitive Strategy may be informative when studied on their own, they are designed to be read and analyzed in combination with the companion volume, Competitive Strategy. The conceptual materials and the cases are designed to reinforce each other, showing the connection between the theory and the practice of competitive strategy formulation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416595847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 364

Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.
Categories: Business & Economics

Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century

Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century

This book uses the theory and practice of peacetime great-power strategic competition to derive recommendations for just such a strategy.

Author: Thomas Mahnken

Publisher: Stanford Security Studies

ISBN: 0804782423

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 426

The U.S. today faces the most complex and challenging security environment in recent memory— even as it deals with growing constraints on its ability to respond to threats. Its most consequential challenge is the rise of China, which increasingly has the capability to deny the U.S. access to areas of vital national interest and to undermine alliances that have underpinned regional stability for over half a century. Thus, the time is right for the U.S. to adopt a long-term strategy for dealing with China; one that includes but is not limited to military means, and that fully includes U.S. allies in the region. This book uses the theory and practice of peacetime great-power strategic competition to derive recommendations for just such a strategy. After examining the theory of peacetime strategic competition, it assesses the U.S.-China military balance in depth, considers the role of America's allies in the region, and explores strategies that the U.S could adopt to improve its strategic position relative to China over the long term.
Categories: Political Science

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

This book reviews Porter’s work in the context of the global economic forces and rapid technological changes that have affected businesses and their strategies from the mid-2000s.

Author: C B Rao

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781946436696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 994

Competitive Strategy is a key driver of industrial growth and economic development. Professor Michael Porter’s treatise, formulated in 1980, remains the only integrated work on the subject to date. While its core concepts endure, it requires the holistic incorporation of additional insights and prescriptions, based on current and future trends. This book reviews Porter’s work in the context of the global economic forces and rapid technological changes that have affected businesses and their strategies from the mid-2000s. It focuses on select aspects of competitive strategy particularly affected by such forces and develops several novel constructs to strengthen and expand the core analytical framework of competitive strategy with a futuristic perspective. The book embeds the impact of technology throughout but recognises that a more focused and detailed analysis of the same has been presented in the author’s recent companion work, Technology and Competitive Strategy: Perspectives for Innovators, Differentiators and Followers. Each of the book’s chapters is dedicated to a unique facet of competitive strategy, with novel hypotheses and constructs supported by multiple real-life examples. The book will inspire professionals, business leaders, academicians and public policy makers involved in strategy and growth to appreciate issues and solutions in a broader and a more contemporaneous industrial and economic context.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy

This two-volume handbook presents an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of how thinking on strategy has evolved and what are the likely developments in the near future.

Author: Professor of Strategy Royal Holloway School of Management David O Faulkner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198782551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 724

This two-volume handbook presents an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of how thinking on strategy has evolved and what are the likely developments in the near future. All the contributors are experts in their area, and bring to the topic an understanding informed by many years' experience of research, teaching, and practice. Volume One focuses on two major areas: first, the various different approaches to strategy, and secondly, the development of competitive or business unit strategy, where the pursuit of sustainable competitive advantage is the key objective.
Categories: Business & Economics

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

WHARTON on DYNAMIC COMPETITIVE STRATEGY "A valuable contribution, this insightful book makes it clear that strategy is not a one-time search for a sustainable competitive advantage, but a continuous monitoring of the environment, consumers, ...

Author: George S. Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471689572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 430

WHARTON on DYNAMIC COMPETITIVE STRATEGY "A valuable contribution, this insightful book makes it clear that strategy is not a one-time search for a sustainable competitive advantage, but a continuous monitoring of the environment, consumers, and competitors with the object of making the right moves in a dynamically changing competitive landscape." -Philip Kotler S.C. Johnson & Sons Distinguished Professor of International Marketing J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University. "An ambitious and welcomed effort at addressing strategy from an interdisciplinary perspective." -Professor Don Lehmann Columbia University Graduate School of Business. "Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy weaves together an unprecedented interdisciplinary analysis of competitive strategies that any global manager should consider indispensable reading...An impressive book." -Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. Chairman and CEO Huntsman Corporation. "Provocative and meaningful . . . Provides an excellent framework for formulating strategy." -Sam Morasca Vice President, Marketing Shell Oil Products Company. "A Rosetta stone for strategy. Read it and keep it by your side!" -Dale Moss Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing USA British Airways, New York The competitive challenges facing you are more complex and fast-moving than ever. This environment demands dynamic competitive strategies-strategies that anticipate and adjust to competitors' countermoves, shifting customer demands, and changes in the business world. Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy offers new perspectives on competitive strategy from a distinguished group of faculty at Wharton and other leading business schools around the world. This book presents the best insights from decades of research in key areas such as competitive strategy, simulations, game theory, scenario planning, public policy, and market-driven strategy. It represents the most cohesive collection of insights on strategy ever assembled by a leading school of business. Developed for the thinking manager, Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy provides deep insights into the true dynamics of competition. In contrast to popular, quick-fix formulas for strategic success, this book provides perspectives that will help you better understand the underlying dynamics of competitive interactions and make better strategic decisions in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. The insights and approaches presented here are illustrated with real-world examples which demonstrate how these approaches can be applied to your strategic challenges. These chapters will help you better address key strategic issues such as: * Anticipating competitors' responses using game theory, simulations, scenario planning, conjoint analysis, and other tools-and designing the best strategy in light of these expected responses * Planning for multiple rounds of competition in the way that chess players think through multiple moves * Understanding how changes in technology and public policy or moves by competitors can undermine your current advantages or neutralize future advantages * Broadening your range of options for reacting to moves by competitors * Signaling and preempting rivals. This groundbreaking new book will change your view of strategy and give you the tools you need to succeed in a dynamic and intensely challenging world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Competitive Strategy

Global Competitive Strategy

Aimed at MBA students taking courses in international strategy, consultants and practising managers with responsibility for strategic development, this 2007 book offers a comprehensive strategic framework for gaining competitive advantage ...

Author: Daniel F. Spulber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139467117

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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Globalization has fundamentally changed the game of business. Strategic frameworks developed for the analysis of purely domestic business necessarily fall short in the international business context. Managers and business students require alternative approaches to understand and cope with these far-reaching changes. We must learn to think globally in order to succeed. Global Competitive Strategy shows how we can do this by providing a unique set of strategic tools for international business. Such tools include the 'star analysis' that allows strategy makers to integrate geographic information with market information about the global business environment. Also introduced is the 'global value connection' that shows managers how to account for the gains from trade and the costs of trade. Aimed at MBA students taking courses in international strategy, consultants and practising managers with responsibility for strategic development, this 2007 book offers a comprehensive strategic framework for gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
Categories: Business & Economics

Agile Manufacturing The 21st Century Competitive Strategy

Agile Manufacturing  The 21st Century Competitive Strategy

The scope of the book is to present the undergraduate and graduate students, senior managers and researchers in manufacturing systems design and management, industrial engineering and information technology with the conceptual and ...

Author: A. Gunasekaran

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080526881

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 820

View: 972

Agile manufacturing is defined as the capability of surviving and prospering in a competitive environment of continuous and unpredictable change by reacting quickly and effectively to changing markets, driven by customer-designed products and services. Critical to successfully accomplishing AM are a few enabling technologies such as the standard for the exchange of products (STEP), concurrent engineering, virtual manufacturing, component-based hierarchical shop floor control system, information and communication infrastructure, etc. The scope of the book is to present the undergraduate and graduate students, senior managers and researchers in manufacturing systems design and management, industrial engineering and information technology with the conceptual and theoretical basis for the design and implementation of AMS. Also, the book focuses on broad policy directives and plans of agile manufacturing that guide the monitoring and evaluating the manufacturing strategies and their performance. A problem solving approach is taken throughout the book, emphasizing the context of agile manufacturing and the complexities to be addressed.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The End of Competitive Advantage

The End of Competitive Advantage

Argues that sustainable competitive advantage can no longer be the Holy Grail for companies due to a constantly changing environment, and offers a new set of principles for winning in a volatile and uncertain marketplace.

Author: Rita Gunther McGrath

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 9781422172810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 657

Argues that sustainable competitive advantage can no longer be the Holy Grail for companies due to a constantly changing environment, and offers a new set of principles for winning in a volatile and uncertain marketplace.
Categories: Business & Economics

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

In this pathbreaking book, Michael E. Porter unravels the rules that govern competition and turns them into powerful analytical tools to help management interpret market signals and forecast the direction of industry development.

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0684005778

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 262

In this pathbreaking book, Michael E. Porter unravels the rules that govern competition and turns them into powerful analytical tools to help management interpret market signals and forecast the direction of industry development.
Categories: Medical

Strategic Marketing

Strategic Marketing

This text discusses how companies create competitive advantage through strategic marketing.

Author: Douglas C. West

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199684090

Category: Marketing

Page: 571

View: 736

This text discusses how companies create competitive advantage through strategic marketing. Using established frameworks and concepts, it examines aspects of marketing strategy and thinking. It provides examples to facilitate the understanding of theoretical concepts.
Categories: Marketing

Economics and Management of Competitive Strategy

Economics and Management of Competitive Strategy

This book provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to management strategy that is based on economics.

Author: Daniel F Spulber

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789814365291

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 971

This book provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to management strategy that is based on economics. A basic introductory strategy text that integrates economic analysis with management strategy, it takes into account global competition and high-tech (Internet) developments, and recognizes that companies today can no longer expect to sustain competitive advantage but must rely on innovation (of products, processes, and transactions). Although many of the principles are illustrated with numerical examples, the text does not require a background course in economics or mathematics, and does not contain technical graphs or equations. Thus, the book is suitable for undergraduate managerial economics and strategy courses, as well as for introductory MBA courses in business strategy and as a companion to case studies. The Power Point Slides for each of the chapters is available upon request for all instructors who adopt this book as a course text. Please send your request to [email protected]
Categories: Science

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

global competitive advantage. Another example is IBM's policies of local full employment, balanced intra-company transfers of goods among countries, and some local R & D.10 Systemic Competition. A global industry, by denition, ...

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416590354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 200

Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity—like all great breakthroughs—Porter’s analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry competition in five underlying forces. Porter introduces one of the most powerful competitive tools yet developed: his three generic strategies—lowest cost, differentiation, and focus—which bring structure to the task of strategic positioning. He shows how competitive advantage can be defined in terms of relative cost and relative prices, thus linking it directly to profitability, and presents a whole new perspective on how profit is created and divided. In the almost two decades since publication, Porter's framework for predicting competitor behavior has transformed the way in which companies look at their rivals and has given rise to the new discipline of competitor assessment. More than a million managers in both large and small companies, investment analysts, consultants, students, and scholars throughout the world have internalized Porter's ideas and applied them to assess industries, understand competitors, and choose competitive positions. The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking. It provides an enduring foundation and grounding point on which all subsequent work can be built. By bringing a disciplined structure to the question of how firms achieve superior profitability, Porter’s rich frameworks and deep insights comprise a sophisticated view of competition unsurpassed in the last quarter-century.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

The Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art picture of current strategic management issues and demarcates the major investigation strands that are likely to shape the field into the future.

Author: Giovanni Battista Dagnino

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857938688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 675

The Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art picture of current strategic management issues and demarcates the major investigation strands that are likely to shape the field into the future. The Handbook is the outcome of a far-reaching endeavour including new contributions from highly-reputed experts around the world, outlining the conceptual and empirical advancements and assessing the promises and practical relevance of the competitive strategy field. Looking at key areas such as alliances and innovation, ownership and networks, coopetition and entrepreneurship, multinational and trust management, and firm's financial structures and business models, the book sets a research agenda for the future of competitive strategy research. Gathering various solid branches of investigation that revolve around specific theories and applications (such as the socio-cognitive perspective, the strategy-as-practice view, and the most recent developments in competitive dynamics and the resource-based perspective of the firm), this inspiring and thought-provoking Handbook will provide executives, entrepreneurs, students and scholars in management with many insights into the nature and process of competitive strategy emergence, configuration and development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

To devise a successful strategy it is necessary to look at remaining pockets of demand—cigars, for instance, are in decline, ... Michael E. Porter, Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors, 2nd ed.

Author: Pádraig Belton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351352123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 748

Michael E. Porter’s 1980 book Competitive Strategy is a fine example of critical thinking skills in action. Porter used his strong evaluative skills to overturn much of the accepted wisdom in the world of business. By exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the accepted argument that the best policy for firms to become more successful was to focus on expanding their market share, he was able to establish that the credibility of the argument was flawed. Porter did not believe such growth was the only way for a company to be successful, and provided compelling arguments as to why this was not the case. His book shows how industries can be fragmented, with different firms serving different parts of the market (the low-price mass market, and the expensive high-end market in clothing, for example) and examines strategies that businesses can follow in emerging, mature, and declining markets. If printing is in decline, for example, there may still be a market in this industry for high-end goods and services such as luxury craft bookbinding. Porter also made excellent use of the critical thinking skill of analysis in writing Competitive Strategy. His advice that executives should analyze the five forces that mold the environment in which they compete – new entrants, substitute products, buyers, suppliers, and industry rivals – focused heavily on defining the relationships between these disparate factors and urged readers to check the assumptions of their arguments. Porter avoided technical jargon and wrote in a straightforward way to help readers see that his evaluation of the problem was strong. Competitive Strategy went on to be a highly influential work in the world of business strategy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Modern Competitive Strategy

Modern Competitive Strategy

Modern Competitive Strategy, 2e, by Gordon Walker, provides concise, rigorous, and broad synthesis of the theory and empirics of the strategy field.

Author: Gordon Walker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: UCLA:L0100315217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 211

Modern Competitive Strategy, 2e, by Gordon Walker, provides concise, rigorous, and broad synthesis of the theory and empirics of the strategy field. The approach is eclectic, reflecting the diversity of the discipline, drawing on studies in industrial and institutional economics, economic and organizational sociology, mainstream strategy, and finance and marketing when appropriate. Both single business and corporate-level organizations are covered. Ideal for current and budding managers, many short cases, company examples, and practical tools are used to illustrate the concepts. The material is appropriate for either a full semester course or a single module in MBA programs, advanced undergraduate courses, EMBA and executive education classes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Competitive Strategy for Media Firms

Competitive Strategy for Media Firms

Strategic and Brand Management in Changing Media Markets Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted ... Moving to a discussion of more macro, systematic explanations of strategic behavior and competitive advantage, two main perspectives that theorize the ...

Author: Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135617141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 356

Competitive Strategy for Media Firms introduces the concepts and analytical frameworks of strategic and brand management, and illustrates how they can be adapted according to the characteristics of distinct media products. Working from the premise that all media firms must strategize in response to the continuing evolution of new media, author Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted offers applications of common business approaches to the products and components of the electronic media industry, and provides empirical examinations of broadcast, multichannel media, enhanced television, broadband communications, and global media conglomerate markets. This insightful and timely volume provides a thorough review of current concepts and industry practices, and serves as an essential primer for the application of business models in media contexts. As a realistic and integrated approach to media industry studies, this volume has much to offer researchers, scholars, and graduate students in media economics and management, and will be an important reference for industry practitioners.
Categories: Business & Economics