Competitive Strategy Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

ISBN-10: 0684841487

ISBN-13: 9780684841489

Edition: 1998

Authors: Michael E. Porter, Michael E. Porter

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In this pathbreaking book, Michael E. Porter unravels the rules that govern competition and turns them into powerful analytical tools to help management interpret market signals and forecast the direction of industry development.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introduction
Preface
Introduction, 1980
General Analytical Techniques
The Structural Analysis of Industries
Structural Determinants of the Intensity of Competition
Structural Analysis and Competitive Strategy
Structural Analysis and Industry Definition
Generic Competitive Strategies
Three Generic Strategies
Stuck in the Middle
Risks of the Generic Strategies
A Framework for Competitor Analysis
The Components of Competitor Analysis
Putting the Four Components Together -- The Competitor
Response Profile
Competitor Analysis and Industry Forecasting
The Need for a Competitor Intelligence System
Market Signals
Types of Market Signals
The Use of History in Identifying Signals
Can Attention to Market Signals Be a Distraction?
Competitive Moves
Industry Instability: The Likelihood of Competitive Warfare
Competitive Moves
Commitment
Focal Points
A Note on Information and Secrecy
Strategy Toward Buyers and Suppliers
Buyer Selection
Purchasing Strategy
Structural Analysis Within Industries
Dimensions of Competitive Strategy
Strategic Groups
Strategic Groups and a Firm's Profitability
Implications for Formulation of Strategy
The Strategic Group Map as an Analytical Tool
Industry Evolution
Basic Concepts in Industry Evolution
Evolutionary Processes
Key Relationships in Industry Evolution
Generic Industry Environments
Competitive Strategy in Fragmented Industries
What Makes an Industry Fragmented?
Overcoming Fragmentation
Coping with Fragmentation
Potential Strategic Traps
Formulating Strategy
Competitive Strategy in Emerging Industries
The Structural Environment
Problems Constraining Industry Development
Early and Late Markets
Strategic Choices
Techniques for Forecasting
Which Emerging Industries to Enter
The Transition to Industry Maturity
Industry Change during Transition
Some Strategic Implications of Transition
Strategic Pitfalls in Transition
Organizational Implications of Maturity
Industry Transition and the General Manager
Competitive Strategy in Declining Industries
Structural Determinants of Competition in Decline
Strategic Alternatives in Decline
Choosing a Strategy for Decline
Pitfalls in Decline
Preparing for Decline
Competition in Global Industries
Sources and Impediments to Global Competition
Evolution to Global Industries
Competition in Global Industries
Strategic Alternatives in Global Industries
Trends Affecting Global Competition
Strategic Decisions
The Strategic Analysis of Vertical Integration
Strategic Benefits and Costs of Vertical Integration
Particular Strategic Issues in Forward Integration
Particular Strategic Issues in Backward Integration
Long-Term Contracts and the Economics of Information
Illusions in Vertical Integration Decisions
Capacity Expansion
Elements of the Capacity Expansion Decision
Causes of Overbuilding Capacity
Preemptive Strategies
Entry into New Businesses
Entry through Internal Development
Entry through Acquisition
Sequenced Entry
Portfolio Techniques in Competitor Analysis
How to Conduct an Industry Analysis
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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