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The Book Competitive Strategy
The Author Michael E. Porter
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2008-06-30
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 432
ISBN 9781416590354
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Cases in Competitive Strategy
The Author Michael E. Porter
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date1983
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 541
ISBN 9780029254103
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book Dynamics of Competitive Strategy
The Author Ken G. Smith
The Publisher SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release Date1992-07-30
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 211
ISBN UCAL:B4358012
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book focuses on the actions and reactions of companies as they interact with one another and strive for advantage. Using actual data and case studies from the highly competitive airline, high technology, insurance and banking industries, the authors develop an original communication-information model which provides an effective method to explain, measure and even predict the ways in which firms compete in the marketplace. The theoretical contributions presented are backed up by a wealth of data, case studies, examples and illustrations.


The Book Competitive Strategy
The Author C B Rao
The Publisher Notion Press
Release Date2017-01-05
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 166
ISBN 9781946436696
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy
The Author George S. Day
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2004-08-13
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 465
ISBN 0471689572
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Grow by Focusing on What Matters
The Author Joel E. Urbany
The Publisher Business Expert Press
Release Date2011-01-29
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 232
ISBN 1606490931
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Growth and competitive advantage are about effective positioning. Building effective positioning is challenging today for firms facing new and stronger competition, volatile and uncertain markets, and shifting customer desires and demands. The 3-Circle Model facilitates speed of understanding and action by focusing attention on the most critical strategy concepts in this uncertain environment. Growth strategy emerges in the model from systematically addressing four key strategy directives in a deep and disciplined way: define, build, and defend the unique value you create for customers; correct, eliminate, or reveal value that is failing customers or of which they're not aware; potentially neutralize the unique value created for customers by competitors; explore and exploit new growth opportunities through deep understanding of customers' unmet needs.


The Book Outsmart the MBA Clones
The Author Dan Herman
The Publisher Paramount Market Publishing
Release Date2008-01-01
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 262
ISBN 0978660285
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Competitive Strategic Management
The Author Robert Lamb
The Publisher Prentice Hall
Release Date1984
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 686
ISBN UVA:X000863203
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Global Competitive Strategy
The Author Daniel F. Spulber
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2007-07-02
Genre Business & Economics
Pages
ISBN 9781139467117
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Competitive Strategy and Leadership
The Author William G. Forgang
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2001-01-01
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 143
ISBN 0742512800
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Oxford Handbook of Strategy
The Author David O. Faulkner
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2006-04-06
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 1031
ISBN 9780191569289
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Oxford Handbook of Strategy covers the key subject areas and issues currently under discussion in the field of strategy. It unites a team of contributors who are all authorities on the topic of their chapter. The handbook will be of considerable value to researchers, graduate students, and teachers whose interest in the subject area has advanced beyond that of the traditional textbooks, and to managers and consultants who seek an authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date discussion of the fundamentals of strategy. Chapters examine six key areas: Approaches to Strategy, Strategic Analysis and Formulation, Corporate Strategy; International Strategy; Strategies of Organizational Change; and Strategic Flexibility and Uncertainty.


The Book Competitive Strategy
The Author Benoît Chevalier-Roignant
The Publisher MIT Press
Release Date2011
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 488
ISBN 9780262015998
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Strategy specific Decision Making A Guide for Executing Competitive Strategy
The Author William G. Forgang
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2015-02-12
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 200
ISBN 9781317459224
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Dynamic Competitive Strategy
The Author Tony Dr Grundy
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2017-12-06
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 278
ISBN 9781351623810
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dynamic Competitive Strategy by best –selling author Dr Tony Grundy casts a radically new light on Competitive Strategy by showing you the dynamic dimension of existing strategy tools and new ones created to deal with rapid innovation and turbulent change. He shows us refreshing and challenging ways of developing strategy, including: Agile approaches to Strategy and Planning The art of the Cunning Plan –with 101 ways of being innovative The alien approach: how might an alien see your industry and business? A whole new set of dynamic strategy tools Scenario storytelling and the art of mental time travel How emotional value can leverage competitive advantag Dynamic stakeholder analysis and influencing He also includes case studies of Arsenal, Brexit, Dyson, Metrobank, Tesco, the infamous honey badger and others from everyday life. This book provides an overall theory and a wealth of practical guidance based on 30 years of Strategy Consulting and Management Research and Teaching that will transform your thinking about strategy. Tony truly "turns strategy upside down," as he does on the cover.


The Book Competitive Strategy
The Author Pádraig Belton
The Publisher CRC Press
Release Date2017-07-05
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 120
ISBN 9781351352123
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Competitive Strategy Dynamics
The Author Kim Warren
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2008-03-11
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 346
ISBN 0470364378
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book offers a practical, fact-based approach to explain how enterprises deliver performance over time. Rigorous methods explain how to quantify the growth, decline and interdependence within the organisation's resources and capabilities as well as the continuous interactions with competitors and other external factors. These methods create clear and practical pictures of the strategic architecture driving earnings and other performance outcomes, not just for commercial firms, but for non-profit cases too. Management is then well-equipped to answer three crucial questions in their strategy development : why has the business performed as it has to date? where is performance headed in the future if we carry on as now? and how can we alter this future for the better? The book provides the basis for an entire course on the time-based perspective on competitive strategy, connecting strongly to established static frameworks. Alternatively it offers a vital missing component for existing courses in strategy and general management, as well as a key reference text for professionals in corporate development, consulting and business analysis.


The Book One Political Economy One Competitive Strategy
The Author Andrea M. Herrmann
The Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date2008-12-18
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 224
ISBN 9780191562426
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy
The Author Giovanni Battista Dagnino
The Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date2012-01-01
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 616
ISBN 9780857938688
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Competitive Strategies for Service Organisations
The Author Neil Botten
The Publisher Purdue University Press
Release Date1999
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 327
ISBN 155753196X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Business analysts are in agreement that our future economy, if not our present one, will be dominated by global business and a service economy. The existing literature, however, fails to explain the influence and application of the principles of strategic management in a global service economy. Competitive Strategies for Service Organizations fills that gap, providing an understanding of the major changes that will affect players in this economy. The picture this book paints is a complex one: the economic model based on the availability of capital is being replaced by one relying on innovation and intellectual capital-the cornerstone of the service economy. Current management strategy theory and its practical application are to some degree out of sync with this emerging model. Drawing on international examples for their case-study material, Neil Botten and John McManus balance their exposition of theory with real-world examples organized around the emerging service model. The authors discuss strategy in all its practical dimensions: political, economic, social and technological. In pulling together existing models and techniques and showing, through case histories, how these frameworks may be used in service organizations, they provide valuable guidelines for the forward-looking leaders of our growing service economy.


The Book Technology and Competitive Strategy
The Author C B Rao
The Publisher Notion Press
Release Date2016-10-11
Genre Self-Help
Pages 192
ISBN 9781946048103
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Competitive Strategy is a key driver of industrial growth and economic development. There has, however, been no book that expounds holistically the key role of technology in shaping and influencing competitive strategy. This book is an insightful analysis of the several ways in which technology drives competitive strategy. The book’s unique contributions lie in the classification of firms based on the concept of technology pyramid and articulation of characteristic strategies of innovators, differentiators and followers. The book develops a distinctive five forces model of technology and proposes three generic technology competitive strategies. It also focuses on the linkages between strategy, technology and regulation. Multiple themes are weaved together by the myriad threads of technology in a seamless and simple manner. It is loaded with innumerable real life examples which validate the constructs. The book would inspire technologists and strategists as well as academicians and administrators to deploy technology not only for competitive advantage at firm level but also for national comparative advantage and broader socio-economic equity.