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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 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 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 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 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 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 for Media Firms
The Author Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2006-08-15
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 384
ISBN 9781135617134
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


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 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 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 The Essence of Competitive Strategy
The Author David Faulkner
The Publisher Pearson P T R
Release Date1995
Genre Business
Pages 134
ISBN 0132914778
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: : 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.


The Book Mastering the Rules of Competitive Strategy
The Author Norton Paley
The Publisher CRC Press
Release Date2007-12-20
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 248
ISBN 1420068105
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The stakes are high and real. Money is spent. Personnel are committed in a battle for the triumph or downfall of a company. Yet, given the same circumstances, some companies continue to thrive while others wash out and become also-rans. In the end, it is the dynamics of the competitive marketplace, the quality of the organization’s business plan, and the ability to successfully implement strategies, that validate and ensure a company’s existence. Mastering the Rules of Competitive Strategy: A Resource Guide for Managers blends selected historical lessons with modern business practice to provide a solid platform on which to understand, develop, and apply competitive business strategies. It identifies commonalities in culture and strategy among businesses that have successfully adapted to changing marketplaces and emerging competitors. The author defines nine distinct rules of strategy to implement in your own company to achieve the same level of success. Each rule or chapter is supported with real-company examples, quick-tip guidelines, and applications. Each includes a Strategy Diagnostic Tool to provide a reliable performance measure that supports you in building, evaluating, and monitoring your business strategies. The book emphasizes developing your ability to think and act like a strategist. An outline of a Strategic Business Planin the Appendix provides a starting place for developing your strategies, as well as a format for presenting your ideas to management. By deliberately and systematically following these nine enduring rules of competitive strategy you will overcome obstacles that have crushed other businesses. Integrating them into your business plans can increase your chances of triumphing over rivals who are looking to oust you from the marketplace.


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 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.


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 Formulation Implementation and Control of Competitive Strategy
The Author John A. Pearce
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Strategic planning
Pages 426
ISBN 0071109145
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 Improve Your Competitive Strategy
The Author Alan M. Zuckerman
The Publisher
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre Medical
Pages 262
ISBN CORNELL:31924089464493
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Healthcare consultant Zuckerman argues that competitive strategy should be seen as primarily involving the categories of corporate versus product and market strategy, growth versus nongrowth, and organizational behavior. He explores the strategic frameworks that the business world has used and applies lessons to the healthcare industry. Vertical and horizontal integration strategies are discussed, along with diversification, niching, cost leadership, and differentiation. Final chapters discuss how to integrate recent analytical techniques and new approaches into an overall strategy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.