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Lynda – Competitive Strategy Fundamentals

Competitive advantage is not about how good you are but about whether you’re faster, better, or cheaper than competitors in your particular market. In this course, global strategy expert Anil Gupta, a professor at the University of Maryland, provid...
by Tutorials For Download on Oct 17, 2014

Lynda – Competitive Strategy Fundamentals

Description: Competitive advantage is not about how good you are but about whether you’re faster, better, or cheaper than competitors in your particular market. In this course, global strategy expert Anil Gupta, a professor at the University of...
by tutgfx on Oct 17, 2014

Tata surprisingly launched the refreshed Indica eV2 with a drastic price cut of INR 23,000

We just got you the update about refreshed Tata Manza Club Class to be launched on October 16 and before that happens, Tata has one more shot! the company has launched the refreshed Tata Indica eV2 in India just as a competitive strategy during festi...

Tata surprisingly launched the refreshed Indica eV2 with a drastic price cut of INR 23,000

We just got you the update about refreshed Tata Manza Club Class to be launched on October 16 and before that happens, Tata has one more shot! the company has launched the refreshed Tata Indica eV2 in India just as a competitive strategy during festi...

Fending Off Tough Competition by Bob Bly

There’s a lot of money being made in marketing information products online today. But there’s also a lot of competition as I’m sure you’ve noticed. You can’t just sit there and pray that your customers never find out abo...
by Internet Mastery Center Blog on Dec 25, 2011

How to apply a Cost Leadership Strategy within a Company’s Value Chain

Following my previous post regarding “How to apply a Differentiation Strategy within a Company’s Value Chain”, I will now discuss the Cost Leadership Strategy. Campbell et al. (2002) purport that value chain analysis is central to identify...
by Business Models & Strategy on Aug 3, 2011

How to apply a Differentiation Strategy within a Company’s Value Chain

As it was introduced in previous posts, the purpose of a competitive strategy is to generate superior profits compared to its rivals.  Companies require viable number of buyers end up preferring a company’s product offering because of the supe...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jul 23, 2011

Brief Summary of Competitive Strategy Frameworks which you can use to create and develop your competitive strategy

Below is a summary of various competitive strategy frameworks that you can employ to create and develop your business’s competitive strategy.Hayes & Schmenner (1978)Hayes & Schmenner (1978) identify five different dimensions that can assist...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jul 20, 2011

Brief Guide: Methods for Developing your Competitive Advantage

The methods for developing a sustainable competitive advantage can be divided into three main groups:1 Organizational advantagesEconomies of scope and /or scaleFlexibilityCompetitive stanceSizeSpeed of responsePast performanceFinancial strengthsPatte...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jul 16, 2011

Porter’s Differentiation Strategy & Ways of Achieving it

Porter’s Differentiation Strategy Another way of achieving a competitive advantage for companies is through differentiation strategy (Porter, 1980).  In strategic marketing and management literature, the differentiation strategy has been...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jul 1, 2011

Use of Porter’s (1985) Value Chain Framework

Use of Porter’s (1985) Value Chain FrameworkPorter’s model of value chain is one of the best known and widely applied models of a company’s value-creation processes (Sanchez and Heene, 2004).  According to Porter: “Competitive advan...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jun 30, 2011

An Introduction to Porter's Generic Strategies

This post provides a basic summary of Porter's competitive strategies.According to Porter (1980), a firm must decide whether to attempt to gain competitive advantage by producing at a lower cost than its rivals or differentiate its products and servi...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jun 21, 2011

Ways of Achieving a Cost Leadership Strategy

According to Porter (1980), the low cost leadership strategy attempts to increase market share by emphasising low cost relative to competitors.  Porter states the following: “gives the firm defence against rivalry from competitors because...
by Business Models & Strategy on Jun 21, 2011

Q&A: What is the difference between the profit margin and the operating margin?

Question by ??? ??? ???????: What is the difference between the profit margin and the operating margin? What I gathered from the articles I have read is that both concepts are the same, except that operating margin is a percentage that still doesn...
by business success on Aug 15, 2010

Determination of Critical Success Factors for your organization

1. Introduction The principle of identifying critical success factors as a basis for determining the information needs of managers was proposed by RH Daniel (1961 Harvard Business Review – HBR) as an interdisciplinary approach with a potential...
by Data Entry Work on Sep 27, 2009


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