Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Editor: 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: C B Rao
Editor: 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.

The Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Editor: Free Press
ISBN: 9780743260886
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Now nearing its 60th 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.

Cases In Competitive Strategy

Author: Michael E. Porter
Editor: 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 Strategies For The 21st Century

Author: Thomas G. Mahnken
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804783187
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The U.S. today faces the most complex and challenging security environment in recent memory— even as it deals with growing constraints on its ability to respond to threats. Its most consequential challenge is the rise of China, which increasingly has the capability to deny the U.S. access to areas of vital national interest and to undermine alliances that have underpinned regional stability for over half a century. Thus, the time is right for the U.S. to adopt a long-term strategy for dealing with China; one that includes but is not limited to military means, and that fully includes U.S. allies in the region. This book uses the theory and practice of peacetime great-power strategic competition to derive recommendations for just such a strategy. After examining the theory of peacetime strategic competition, it assesses the U.S.-China military balance in depth, considers the role of America's allies in the region, and explores strategies that the U.S could adopt to improve its strategic position relative to China over the long term.

The Essence Of Competitive Strategy

Author: David Faulkner
Editor: Pearson P T R
ISBN: 9780132914772
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: 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.

Competition Competitive Advantage And Clusters

Author: Robert Huggins
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191635987
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Harvard professor, Michael Porter has been one of the most influential figures in strategic management research over the last three decades. He infused a rigorous theoretical framework of industrial organization economics with the then still embryonic field of strategic management and elevated it to its current status as an academic discipline. Porter's outstanding career is also characterized by its cross-disciplinary nature. Following his most important work on strategic management, he then made a leap to the policy side and dealt with a completely different set of analytical units. More recently he has made a foray into inner city development, environmental regulations, and health care services. Throughout these explorations Porter has maintained his integrative approach, seeking a road that links management case studies and the general model building of mainstream economics. With expert contributors from a range of disciplines including strategic management, economic development, economic geography, and planning, this book assesses the contribution Michael Porter has made to these respective disciplines. It clarifies the sources of tension and controversy relating to all the major strands of Porter's work, and provides academics, students, and practitioners with a critical guide for the application of Porter's models. The book highlights that while many of the criticisms of Porter's ideas are valid, they are almost an inevitable outcome for a scholar who has sought to build bridges across wide disciplinary valleys. His work has provided others with a set of frameworks to explore in more depth the nature of competition, competitive advantage, and clusters from a range of vantage points.

The Manager S Guide To Competitive Marketing Strategies

Author: Norton Paley
Editor: Thorogood Publishing
ISBN: 1854183656
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The third edition of this book explains the latest techniques for both developing and applying competitive strategies in an increasingly challenging and uncertain business environment.

Competitive Advantage

Author: Michael E. Porter
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416595848
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Wharton On Dynamic Competitive Strategy

Author: George S. Day
Editor: 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.

Competitive Strategy And Leadership

Author: William G. Forgang
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742512801
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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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Benoît Chevalier-Roignant
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262015994
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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.

Competitive Strategy

Author: Padraig Belton
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351350331
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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.

Competitive Advantage Of Nations

Author: Michael E. Porter
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451651492
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Sales Think Big Competitive Strategy

Author: Ace McCloud
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540481788
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Are you tired of low sales and small paychecks? Do you ever wonder what you are truly capable of? Would you like the competitive advantage? 3 Books in 1: An unbeatable combination of the best sales techniques, thinking big tactics and incredible competitive strategies! Whether you want to (1) discover the world's best sales techniques, (2) learn how to easily make more money, or (3) discover ways to become incredibly successful in life, this book will teach you everything you need to know. Become a star closer and start making some real money! Sales can be fun! Instead of "selling," you'll find ways to connect with your customers on their level and give them what they want. Leave outmoded methods behind and learn to tap into your customers' deepest desires. Grasp the keys to dissolving sales resistance so you can hear that sweet "Yes!" What Will You Discover About Sales? How to utilize trends to your advantage. How to ask the right questions to get the right results. How to utilize social media marketing to increase your sales. How to use body language and mirroring to maximize your sales potential. How to establish a trusting and lasting relationships with your customers. How to market your product for maximum effectiveness. How to turn rejection into reward. how to develop a sales plan that gets results. How to easily close more sales. Turn your big dreams into reality. Discover the incredibly powerful magic of thinking big. Included is step-by-step guidance on how to turn your big idea into something that exists in the real world. Stop aiming for average goals, start thinking of big things that will really make a BIG difference in your life! The ability to think big is a common trait of many of the greatest people who have ever lived and it has been proven over the centuries to have incredible results! What Will You Learn About Thinking Big? The magic that happens when you Think Big. How to gain the confidence you need to realize your big idea. Powerful ways for training your mind for automatic success. How to work smarter, stay motivated and transform every obstacle in your path. How to develop a powerful work ethic based upon world class good habits. How to create your own 30-day strategy action plan. Inspiring true life stories. How to get others to help you accomplish your big goals. Powerful morning rituals for starting the day off right. Give yourself the competitive advantage! Remove negative influences and replace them with positive alternatives. Equip yourself to stride into each challenge with confidence and the ability to compete at your highest level. What Will You Discover About Competitive Strategies? How to be calm and relaxed in key situations. How to use the excitement of competition to help you perform better. Powerful mental strategies to keep your head in the game. The proper way to use goal-setting. How to model the tactics of the experts. The key strategies all winners have in common. How to compete effectively in all circumstances. How to train properly for competition. How to make a masterful plan of action for peak performance success. You only live once! This is your chance. Take action: Buy It Now!

Strategic Management

Author: Alexandra Kossowski
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638781372
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: B (66%), University Of Wales Institute, Cardiff (Welsh School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure), course: Strategic Management, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment:, abstract: "Strategy is the direction and scope of an organisation over the long term, which achieves advantage for the organisation through its configuration of resources within a changing environment and to fulfil stakeholder expectations" Johnson and Scholes (2002) p10 Strategy plays an important, if not the most important role in an organisation. Not only concerning competition, but regarding all aspects of the business. Competition has always been the greatest fear of every businessman. Trying to think ahead of the competitors is the only option a successful business owner has. Developing a strategy, adapting and improving it and ensuring that employees are aware of the business mission are only a few criteria, which help to gain competitive advantage. Professor Michael Porter developed the so-called model of "generic competitive strategies," which will be explained in the first part of this report. Later on the report will outline problems, which occur in Professor Porter s model. The second part of the report applies Porter s concept to a tourism organisation and analyses its relevance for the chosen business."

Summary Of Competitive Strategy Techniques For Analyzing Industries And Competitors By M E Porter

Author: Friederike Berg
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3346091589
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Literature Review from the year 2018 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 4.0, Harris University (Harrisburg University of Science & Technology), language: English, abstract: The book "Competitive strategy: techniques for analyzing industries and competitors: with a new introduction" by Michael E. Porter (New York: Free Press, c1980. 396pp.) is the epitome of competitive strategies. The author explains the dynamism of competition within the industry. Furthermore, he developed analyzing tools step by step to examine a branch on the basis of practical examples. The author, Michael E. Porter, was born in 1947 and is a professor at the Harvard Business School where he has the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

What S Your Competitive Advantage

Author: Cliff Bowman
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 129225940X
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This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories; STRATEGY LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP “An insightful guide to strategic management, with useful and original development of the role of assets and capabilities in enterprise growth and performance.” David J. Teece, Thomas W. Tusher professor in global business at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA "Disruption is a double-edged sword and this book helps firms understand how their competitive strategy, people and change processes can be adapted to disrupt before they are disrupted." Michael Burke, CEO Talent, Reward & Performance at AON “In a period when the economic and political environments are characterised by near-permanent revolution and upheaval, strategies which accommodate uncertainty and changeability are at a premium. The seven strategies presented in this book do exactly that” Paul Thompson, Global Head of Client Relationships, HSBC “A truly insightful perspective from experts in the field. This book combines intellect and emotional intelligence to challenge the traditional way organizations think, providing a clear framework for identifying and achieving competitive advantage.” Penelope Biggs, Chief Strategy Officer, Northern Trust Corporate & Institutional Services “What’s Your Competitive Advantage” offers a way to work with the realities of a complex world and the changing needs of your business. We live in a complex world, no-one can predict the future and we can’t anticipate the ultimate impact of any actions we take. These realities make the task of successfully leading a business incredibly challenging. What’s Your Competitive Advantage? offers a way to work with the realities of a complex world and the changing needs of your business. No-one can predict the future and we can’t predict the ultimate effect of any actions we take. What’s your Competitive Advantage? sets out an approach to managing change that reflects this complex reality. Built on insights from research into value creation and complex systems the book explains seven value creating strategies and the practices and change processes they require. Each play has an associated set of capabilities which deliver customer value efficiently: SPECIALIZATION - choose to focus on a single product or product group and compete through superior product performance. ADAPTIVE - increase the system’s ability to respond to changing circumstances, particularly to changing customer needs. LOW COST - Deliver equivalent product quality compared to competitors but with a continual and relentless focus on cost reduction INNOVATION - Competing through product innovations. EXCELLENCE - Continuous incremental improvement of product or service quality NO-FRILLS - Serve price sensitive customers with a stripped down alternative product or service. TARGETING - Focus on a specific market segment and serve the needs of these customers more effectively than less targeted rivals. Built on insights from research into economics, strategy, organization theory and complexity science, you’ll discover a practical approach to creating value for your business in turbulent times, with advice on how to enable these plays with the structures, systems and culture of your business. Happy Reading, please do share your thoughts with us

Outsmart The Mba Clones

Author: Dan Herman
Editor: Paramount Market Publishing
ISBN: 9780978660284
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Why is so much of today's marketing, strategy, and branding alike?How can you break out of the crowd to achieve a sustainable advantage that your competitors will not be able to catch up to or imitate?Most marketers, brand managers, and competitive strategists are MBA graduates who think and operate in a typical manner--you might call them MBA Clones. This book will show you the tools and rules to outsmart your competitors' predicable MBA-Clone marketing bias and build strong brands that are irreplaceable in consumers' eyes. Using many examples from top businesses around the world, Dr. Herman offers a business oriented-point of view that is fresh and different, and even humorous at times.You'll learn:-- The secret of successful differentiation that is not imitated-- How to create marketing hits-- How to use electrifying marketing to build strong feel-appeal brands, and many other useful additions to your profit-generating arsenal of concepts and methods.Even though this book will turn your thinking inside out, its approach is entirely practical and is designed to deliver methods and approaches that are easily applicable and workable in all kinds of businesses.

Competitive Environmental Strategy

Author: Andrew J. Hoffman
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559637725
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Environmental concerns can greatly affect business success, regardless of whether a business person or corporation shares those concerns. Today's corporate managers must understand the power of environmental issues, and shift their mindset from one focused on environmental "management" to one focused on strategy.Competitive Environmental Strategy examines the effects of environmentalism on corporate management, explaining how and why environmental forces are driving change and how business managers can think about environmental issues in a strategic way. The author discusses: the evolving drivers of corporate environmental strategy, including regulators, shareholders, buyers and suppliers, insurers, investors, and consumers how environmentalism alters basic conceptions of competitive strategy and organizational design how external institutions create both opportunity and limitations for environmental strategy how environmental threats can be incorporated into risk management, capital acquisition, competitive position, and other management concerns The book ends with an overall discussion of competitive environmental strategy and draws connections to the emerging issue of sustainable development. Each chapter features insets that ask fundamental questions about the relationship between environmental protection and business strategy, and ends with a list of additional recommended readings. Every individual who wishes to engage in business management in the 21st century will need an appreciation for the implications of environmental issues on corporate activities, and vice-versa.Competitive Environmental Strategy offers a valuable overview of the subject, and provides a wealth of real-world examples that demonstrate the validity and applicability of the concepts for business people, clearly showing how managers are turning an understanding of environmental issues to competitive advantage.