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 ...

Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter

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

ISBN:

Page: 396

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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 ...

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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9780684841489

Page: 432

View: 852

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.

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, ...

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

Author: George S. Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471689577

Page: 480

View: 528

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.

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.

Cases in Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029254108

Page: 541

View: 198

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.

The Essence of Competitive Strategy

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

The Essence of Competitive Strategy

Author: David Faulkner

Publisher: Pearson P T R

ISBN: 9780132914772

Page: 134

View: 591

: 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.

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.

Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century

Author: Thomas Mahnken

Publisher: Stanford Security Studies

ISBN: 9780804782425

Page: 338

View: 263

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.

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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: C B Rao

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1946436690

Page: 166

View: 433

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.

Modern Competitive Strategy

Modern Competitive Strategy, 4e focuses on what makes firms successful over time, ultimately within industries that are global in scope.

Modern Competitive Strategy

Author: Gordon Walker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259181207

Page: 416

View: 732

Modern Competitive Strategy, 4e focuses on what makes firms successful over time, ultimately within industries that are global in scope. It is meant to be comprehensive yet succinct, discipline-based yet practical, highly general yet applicable to currently emerging industries - all of this, we hope, without sacrificing quality of content or style. It is intended to be appropriate for teaching at all levels—undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA - and to be understandable to students both with and without business experience. To this end, it serves as a relatively complete introduction to strategy as an academic and practical discipline. Furthermore, it is flexible in its fit to course length - module, quarter, or semester.

Competitive Strategy

global competitive advantage. Another example is IBM's policies of local full employment, balanced intra-company transfers of goods among countries, ...

Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416590358

Page: 432

View: 864

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.

Generic Vs Hybrid Competitive Strategies

The purpose of this work is to find evidence for the existence and the performance of hybrid strategies in comparison to generic ones. Therefore the first step is an explanation of competitive advantages.

Generic Vs  Hybrid Competitive Strategies

Author: Tim Borneck

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783668195516

Page: 28

View: 352

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: One of the general frameworks, the generic competitive strategies, linked to the topic of competitive strategies, was developed by Michael E. Porter. This framework is related to the hypothesis that only generic strategies in their pure form would lead to above average performance in competition. Besides that, other authors described strategy models consisting of combinations of the generic strategies called combination or hybrid strategies although these theories contradict the hypothesis of porter. The purpose of this work is to find evidence for the existence and the performance of hybrid strategies in comparison to generic ones. Therefore the first step is an explanation of competitive advantages. Then the coherence of return on investment and market share is explained. Further competitive advantages are derived from that relationship. After that the generic competitive strategies are annotated as a way to achieve competitive advantages. Besides that the hypothesis of inconsistency concerning hybrid strategies by Porter is explained. In addition the hybrid strategies are elucidated. In the last part of this work evidence for the existence and performance of these strategies shall be proven on an empirical basis by evaluating different studies from different authors.

Competitive Strategy for Media Firms

Moving to a discussion of more macro, systematic explanations of strategic behavior and competitive advantage, two main perspectives that theorize the ...

Competitive Strategy for Media Firms

Author: Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135617147

Page: 384

View: 389

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.

Emerging Business Opportunities in Africa Market Entry Competitive Strategy and the Promotion of Foreign Direct Investments

In explaining what they call a structurist view of competitive strategy formulation as opposed to what they refer to as the reconstuctionist approach, ...

Emerging Business Opportunities in Africa  Market Entry  Competitive Strategy  and the Promotion of Foreign Direct Investments

Author: Gekonge, Christopher O.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466645717

Page: 391

View: 481

Despite its often mismanaged economy, Africa remains the third largest continent in land mass and population. It continues to offer unexploited business opportunities for entrepreneurs, global corporations, and institutions. Emerging Business Opportunities in Africa: Market Entry, Competitive Strategy, and the Promotion of Foreign Direct Investments presents the basic business modeling for developing appropriate strategies in exploiting these business opportunities in the emerging economy in Africa. This book offers insight into the challenges and successes aiming to encourage researchers and students of business in creating a value for doing business in Africa.

Competitive Strategy

He is one of the most cited academics in business and economics.2 His later publications have expanded on the ideas put forward in Competitive Strategy.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Pádraig Belton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351352121

Page: 120

View: 996

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.

Strategy specific Decision Making A Guide for Executing Competitive Strategy

Competitive. Strategy. This bookis directed toward individuals and organizations that seek to become superior performers, and the route tothat success ...

Strategy specific Decision Making  A Guide for Executing Competitive Strategy

Author: William G. Forgang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317459229

Page: 200

View: 527

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.

Competitive Business Strategy for Teaching Hospitals

Competitive strategy must become more frequent and flexible in order to steer teaching hospitals in the right direction. STRATEGY GOES BY MANY NAMES ...

Competitive Business Strategy for Teaching Hospitals

Author: James R. Langabeer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567203493

Page: 296

View: 153

Heightened competition and changing dynamics have brought turbulence to teaching hospitals, and the main impact has been financial. Langabeer and Napiewocki give healthcare executives the tools and concepts of strategic management they need and ways to strengthen analytic skills, all based on up-to-date empirical research, cast in language they can grasp and relate to, and specially tailored to help teaching hospital administrators cope successfully with today's marketplace challenges. Board members, trustees, and others with decision- and policy-making responsibilities will also find the book essential, as well as their teaching colleagues and students on their way up in the hospital industry.

Competitive Strategy

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Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter

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

ISBN:

Page: 396

View: 736

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 ...

Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage

The Positioning School Michael E. Porter , a professor at Harvard , in his seminal work Competitive strategy , used economic perspectives to analyze ...

Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage

Author: Manikant Singh

Publisher: Global India Publications

ISBN: 9788190721158

Page: 456

View: 594

Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage provides the most accurate, relevant, and complete presentation of strategic management today.This book is thoroughly updated to include cutting edge research and trends that are shaping business strategy.The editor guides students through the strategic management process using a unique model that blends the classic industrial organisational model with the resource-based view of the firm to explain how firms use the strategic management process to build a sustained competitive advantage.The text includes current and relevant examples to provide context for key concepts, outstanding figures and models to illustrate key points, and other section contains engaging and exemplary cases that cover a broad range of critical issues confronting managers today.

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 ...

Global Competitive Strategy

Author: Daniel F. Spulber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467115

Page:

View: 141

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.