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: UOM:39015015289450

Category: Competition

Page: 396

View: 799

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

Competitive Strategies

Competitive Strategies

That Report constituted the first official endorsement of " competitive strategy . "
As Secretary Weinberger stated in that report : " I have decided to make
competitive strategies a major theme of the Department of Defense during the
remainder of ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Procurement and Military Nuclear Systems Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000015602084

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 114

View: 388

Categories: Soviet Union

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: 556

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

A Primer on Competitive Strategies for Containing Health Care Costs

A Primer on Competitive Strategies for Containing Health Care Costs

While these restrictions may serve to maintain high quality standards and limit
capital expenditures , from an economic standpoint they serve to restrict
competition . COMPETITIVE STRATEGY FOR HEALTH CARE COST
CONTAINMENT ...

Author: United States. General Accounting Office

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0010168466

Category: Medical care, Cost of

Page: 47

View: 574

Categories: Medical care, Cost of

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

The authors describe a new approach to balancing flexibility and commitment in management strategy through the amalgamation of real options and game theory.

Author: Benoît Chevalier-Roignant

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262015998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 243

Competitive Strategy provides a rigorous yet pragmatic and intuitive approach to strategy formulation. It synthesizes research in the areas of strategy, economics, and finance in a way that is accessible to readers not necessarily expert in the various fields involved. The book will be of interest to scholars, students, and academically trained practicing managers interested in applying these ideas.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Competitive Strategy

Global Competitive Strategy

Global competitive strategies must address the two sides of the global challenge:
a company must be able to cope with the sheer size of the global market place
while addressing the great diversity of local markets. To resolve this dilemma, the
 ...

Author: Daniel F. Spulber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139467117

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 317

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

Competitive Strategy and Leadership

Competitive Strategy and Leadership

The Comeptitive Strategy of a firm is the base of all decisions. It serves as a leadership guide for those who will govern their firm to greater prosperity. In this book, the inner workings of competitive strategy are explored.

Author: William G. Forgang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742512800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 143

View: 283

The Comeptitive Strategy of a firm is the base of all decisions. It serves as a leadership guide for those who will govern their firm to greater prosperity. In this book, the inner workings of competitive strategy are explored. Using the Cycle of Success, a firm can develop management according to strategy. The convergence of competitive strategy, the expectations of targeted buyers, and the implementation of strategy allows for superior performance to become easily attainable.
Categories: Business & Economics

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: 420

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 Competitive Strategy

The Competitive Strategy

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.

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 0743260880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 968

Now nearing its 60th 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

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

This chapter explores how these shifts not only undermine current sources of
advantages , but often undermine the whole basis for thinking about strategy and
regulation in an industry . This can rapidly transform a competitive advantage into
a ...

Author: George S. Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471689572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 741

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

Modern Competitive Strategy

Modern Competitive Strategy

Top-down Initiatives • Corporate Infrastructure • Summary • Questions for Practice
What Is Strategic Planning? Strategic planning is fundamentally a line
management, not a staff, activity. Planning forces line managers to evaluate
investments ...

Author: Gordon Walker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: UCLA:L0100315217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 624

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

Outsmart the MBA Clones

Outsmart the MBA Clones

Using many examples from top businesses around the world, Dr. Herman offers a business oriented-point of view that is fresh and different, and even humorous at times.You'll learn:-- The secret of successful differentiation that is not ...

Author: Dan Herman

Publisher: Paramount Market Publishing

ISBN: 0978660285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 967

Why is so much of today's marketing, strategy, and branding alike?How can you break out of the crowd to achieve a sustainable advantage that your competitors will not be able to catch up to or imitate?Most marketers, brand managers, and competitive strategists are MBA graduates who think and operate in a typical manner--you might call them MBA Clones. This book will show you the tools and rules to outsmart your competitors' predicable MBA-Clone marketing bias and build strong brands that are irreplaceable in consumers' eyes. Using many examples from top businesses around the world, Dr. Herman offers a business oriented-point of view that is fresh and different, and even humorous at times.You'll learn:-- The secret of successful differentiation that is not imitated-- How to create marketing hits-- How to use electrifying marketing to build strong feel-appeal brands, and many other useful additions to your profit-generating arsenal of concepts and methods.Even though this book will turn your thinking inside out, its approach is entirely practical and is designed to deliver methods and approaches that are easily applicable and workable in all kinds of businesses.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Theory of Non price Competitive Strategy

A Theory of Non price Competitive Strategy

CHAPTER III A THEORY OF NON - PRICE COMPETITIVE STRATEGY In the past
few decades a number of non - price variables have been added to the classical
model of the firm . As previously mentioned , Chamberlin introduced product ...

Author: Jon G. Udell

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011036811

Category: Competition

Page: 246

View: 416

Categories: Competition

Profiles in Small Business

Profiles in Small Business

A new analytical approach to small firms' cases, which * Uses rich primary source data on modern small businesses * Combines business strategy and industrial organization * Presents detailed Profiles on diverse small businesses * Shows how ...

Author: Margo E. Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203053652

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 837

A new analytical approach to small firms' cases, which * Uses rich primary source data on modern small businesses * Combines business strategy and industrial organization * Presents detailed Profiles on diverse small businesses * Shows how successful small businesses achieve competitive advantage * Considers both extended rivalry and financial structure * Shows how to `ground' small business theory in reality Profiles in Small Businesses has a companion volume Small Business Enterprise by Gavin Reid (also published by Routledge, Hb: 0-415-05681-0: £45.00) which contains a full analysis (ranging from econometrics to the ethics of competition) of the larger sample of small businesses from which the Profiles are drawn.
Categories: Business & Economics

Formulation Implementation and Control of Competitive Strategy

Formulation  Implementation  and Control of Competitive Strategy

It is designed to use industry coordination to minimize risks of competition , in part
through cost sharing and increased ... SELECTION OF LONG - TERM
OBJECTIVES AND GRAND STRATEGY SETS At first glance , the Strategic
Management ...

Author: John A. Pearce

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 0256126348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

View: 713

Categories: Business & Economics

One Political Economy One Competitive Strategy

One Political Economy  One Competitive Strategy

Drawing on the insights gained from Table 4.1, these findings refute hypothesis
H1 that competitive standardization ... for competitive strategies than specific age
ranges, as Model 1 (where R2 = 0.451) explains 7.5 per cent more of strategy ...

Author: Andrea M. Herrmann

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191562426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 270

This book examines how firms adapt to the pressures of increasing international competition by testing the arguments on 'strategy specialization' proposed in the competitiveness literature in general, and by contributors to the 'varieties of capitalism' debate in particular. If different economies are characterized by distinct institutional arrangements, successful firms would be those that exploit the related comparative advantages and specialize in the competitive strategies facilitated by national institutions. One Political Economy, One Competitive Strategy? begins with an assessment of how many pharmaceutical firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK pursue strategies facilitated by national institutions governing the financial markets, antitrust activities, and the labour market. Quantitative analyses reveal that deviant firms, competing through institutionally unsupported strategies, outnumber conforming firms by far. Not only does this finding run counter to the expectations of the competitiveness literature, it brings up a whole new line of inquiry. How can firms compete through strategies that are not supported by national institutions? The book addresses this question and illustrates that firms do not necessarily exploit comparative institutional advantages, but that they can also circumvent institutional constraints. International markets and individual collaboration on a contractual basis allow firms to compete despite comparative institutional disadvantages. These findings suggest that trade liberalization does not lead to strategy specialization but to strategy diversification, depending on the inventiveness of entrepreneurs to develop individual approaches to compete.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

Third, I shall speculate on the emergence, persistence and shortcomings of a so-
called 'competitive strategy mindset' and finally outline the structure of the
handbook. As the reader may expect, any handbook is an opportunity to
encapsulate ...

Author: Giovanni Battista Dagnino

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857938688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 532

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

Strategy specific Decision Making A Guide for Executing Competitive Strategy

Strategy specific Decision Making  A Guide for Executing Competitive Strategy

For the organization, success is a result of the careful design and execution" of
their competitive strategy. Getting Started The management literature is filled with
excellent theoretical and practical books about the design of a firm's strategy, ...

Author: William G. Forgang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 500

Providing a novel approach to business policy and strategic management, this book focuses on the implementation of a firm's competitive strategy throughout all levels of the organization.
Categories: Business & Economics

Competitive Strategy for Health Care Organizations

Competitive Strategy for Health Care Organizations

The Model of Competitive Strategy A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
William Cotvper CHAPTER 2 In this chapter, the model sketched in Chapter 1 is
filled out. The concepts of general and competitive strategy are discussed, and ...

Author: Alan Sheldon

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981357

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 823

Originally published in 1984, this brief volume outlines the elements of competitive strategic action and presents a model of strategy development. Written for managers of health care organizations, it emphasizes principles of sound decision making and implementation. Chapters discuss the importance
Categories: Medical