The dynamics of competition: a conceptual analysis

Athiyaman, Adee (2004) The dynamics of competition: a conceptual analysis. In: Proceedings of ASBBS 7th International Conference. pp. 760-767. From: ASBBS 7th International Conference, 6 - 7 August 2004, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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The literature on strategy recognises that a firm's intended strategy may differ from its realised strategy due to misjudgements about competitors' actions and/or reactions (Davis and Devinney 1997; Kotler 2003; Mintzberg 1978). The importance of competitor analysis to strategy formulation has resulted in a number of researchers attempting to identify competitors at the firm level (see, for example, Athiyaman and Go 2003; McGee and Thomas 1986). Since most research on this topic lack a priori theory to guide empirical analysis (Barney and Hoskisson 1990; Davis and Devinney 1997; Roberts 2001) this paper attempts to model competition at the firm level using concepts borrowed from learning theory, and decision sciences. Specifically, the shift in a product's competitive landscape as it moves from introduction to maturity is theorised.

Item ID: 14743
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-43717-0
Keywords: competition
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