Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416590358
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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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548981518
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Porter's five forces analysis is a framework for analyzing the level of competition within an industry and business strategy development. It draws upon industrial organization (IO) economics to derive five forces that determine the competitive intensity and therefore the attractiveness of an industry. Attractiveness in this context refers to the overall industry profitability. An "unattractive" industry is one in which the combination of these five forces acts to drive down overall profitability. A very unattractive industry would be one approaching "pure competition," in which available profits for all firms are driven to normal profit. This analysis is associated with its principal innovator Michael E. Porter of Harvard University. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416590358
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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

Author: George S. Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471689577
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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

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029254108
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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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Benoit Chevalier-Roignant
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262297833
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Corporate managers who face both strategic uncertainty and market uncertainty confront a classic trade-off between commitment and flexibility. They can stake a claim by making a large capital investment today, influencing their rivals' behavior, or they can take a "wait and see" approach to avoid adverse market consequences tomorrow. In Competitive Strategy, Benoît Chevalier-Roignant and Lenos Trigeorgis describe an emerging paradigm that can quantify and balance commitment and flexibility, "option games," by which the decision-making approaches of real options and game theory can be combined. The authors first discuss prerequisite concepts and tools from basic game theory, industrial organization, and real options analysis, and then present the new approach in discrete time and later in continuous time. Their presentation of continuous-time option games is the first systematic coverage of the topic and fills a significant gap in the existing literature. 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.

Global Competitive Strategy

Author: Daniel F. Spulber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467115
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Globalization has fundamentally changed the game of business. Strategic frameworks developed for the analysis of purely domestic business necessarily fall short in the international business context. Managers and business students require alternative approaches to understand and cope with these far-reaching changes. We must learn to think globally in order to succeed. Global Competitive Strategy shows how we can do this by providing a unique set of strategic tools for international business. Such tools include the 'star analysis' that allows strategy makers to integrate geographic information with market information about the global business environment. Also introduced is the 'global value connection' that shows managers how to account for the gains from trade and the costs of trade. Aimed at MBA students taking courses in international strategy, consultants and practising managers with responsibility for strategic development, this 2007 book offers a comprehensive strategic framework for gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Competitive Strategy

Author: C B Rao
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1946436690
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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.

Dynamics Of Competitive Strategy

Author: Ken G. Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Pádraig Belton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351352121
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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.