Global Competitive Strategy

Author: Daniel F. Spulber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139467117
Release Date: 2007-07-02
Genre: Business & Economics

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: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416590354
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

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 and Leadership

Author: William G. Forgang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742512800
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

Author: Robert E. Gunther
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471689572
Release Date: 2004-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

WHARTON on DYNAMIC COMPETITIVE STRATEGY "A valuable contribution, this insightful book makes it clear thatstrategy is not a one-time search for a sustainable competitiveadvantage, but a continuous monitoring of the environment,consumers, and competitors with the object of making the rightmoves in a dynamically changing competitive landscape." -PhilipKotler S.C. Johnson & Sons Distinguished Professor ofInternational Marketing J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementNorthwestern University. "An ambitious and welcomed effort at addressing strategy from aninterdisciplinary perspective." -Professor Don Lehmann ColumbiaUniversity Graduate School of Business. "Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy weaves together anunprecedented interdisciplinary analysis of competitive strategiesthat any global manager should consider indispensable reading...Animpressive book." -Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. Chairman and CEO HuntsmanCorporation. "Provocative and meaningful . . . Provides an excellent frameworkfor formulating strategy." -Sam Morasca Vice President, MarketingShell Oil Products Company. "A Rosetta stone for strategy. Read it and keep it by your side!"-Dale Moss Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing USABritish Airways, New York The competitive challenges facing you are more complex andfast-moving than ever. This environment demands dynamic competitivestrategies-strategies that anticipate and adjust to competitors'countermoves, shifting customer demands, and changes in thebusiness world. Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy offers new perspectives oncompetitive strategy from a distinguished group of faculty atWharton and other leading business schools around the world. Thisbook presents the best insights from decades of research in keyareas such as competitive strategy, simulations, game theory,scenario planning, public policy, and market-driven strategy. Itrepresents the most cohesive collection of insights on strategyever assembled by a leading school of business. Developed for the thinking manager, Wharton on Dynamic CompetitiveStrategy provides deep insights into the true dynamics ofcompetition. In contrast to popular, quick-fix formulas forstrategic success, this book provides perspectives that will helpyou better understand the underlying dynamics of competitiveinteractions and make better strategic decisions in a rapidlychanging and uncertain world. The insights and approaches presented here are illustrated withreal-world examples which demonstrate how these approaches can beapplied to your strategic challenges. These chapters will help you better address key strategic issuessuch as: * Anticipating competitors' responses using game theory,simulations, scenario planning, conjoint analysis, and othertools-and designing the best strategy in light of these expectedresponses * Planning for multiple rounds of competition in the way that chessplayers think through multiple moves * Understanding how changes in technology and public policy ormoves by competitors can undermine your current advantages orneutralize future advantages * Broadening your range of options for reacting to moves bycompetitors * Signaling and preempting rivals. This groundbreaking new book will change your view of strategy andgive you the tools you need to succeed in a dynamic and intenselychallenging world.

The New Competitive Strategy

Author: William Nana Wiafe II
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456867504
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

About the Book The 2008 and 2009 economic recessions bankrupted businesses and even countries such as Iceland and Greece. Millions watched in hopeless despair as trillions belonging to businesses , taxpayers, investors and governments evaporated. Job loses, home foreclosures and homelessness were daily occurrences. The New Competitive Strategy provides practical ideas and tools for entrepreneurs, small businesses, medium size businesses, large businesses and governments to prevent the repeat of the 2008 and 2009 cataclysmic events.

Cases in Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780029254103
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Business & Economics

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: Pádraig Belton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351352123
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Benoît Chevalier-Roignant
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262015998
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

One Political Economy One Competitive Strategy

Author: Andrea M. Herrmann
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191562426
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

Author: Giovanni Battista Dagnino
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857938688
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Competitive Strategy for Health Care Organizations

Author: Alan Sheldon
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 9781587981357
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Medical

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

Competitive Strategy for Media Firms

Author: Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135617141
Release Date: 2006-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Mastering the Rules of Competitive Strategy

Author: Norton Paley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420068105
Release Date: 2007-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Agile Manufacturing The 21st Century Competitive Strategy

Author: A. Gunasekaran
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080526888
Release Date: 2001-01-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Agile manufacturing is defined as the capability of surviving and prospering in a competitive environment of continuous and unpredictable change by reacting quickly and effectively to changing markets, driven by customer-designed products and services. Critical to successfully accomplishing AM are a few enabling technologies such as the standard for the exchange of products (STEP), concurrent engineering, virtual manufacturing, component-based hierarchical shop floor control system, information and communication infrastructure, etc. The scope of the book is to present the undergraduate and graduate students, senior managers and researchers in manufacturing systems design and management, industrial engineering and information technology with the conceptual and theoretical basis for the design and implementation of AMS. Also, the book focuses on broad policy directives and plans of agile manufacturing that guide the monitoring and evaluating the manufacturing strategies and their performance. A problem solving approach is taken throughout the book, emphasizing the context of agile manufacturing and the complexities to be addressed.