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COMPETITIVE GROUPS AS COGNITIVE COMMUNITIES: THE CASE OF SCOTTISH KNITWEAR MANUFACTURERS*
This article explores how the mental models of organizational strategists determine perceptions of competing organizations and responses to competitive conditions. We first outline a cognitive… Expand
Rivalry and the Industry Model of Scottish Knitwear Producers
The authors thank all of the managers who gave freely of their time in helping to complete this study. Ian Watson was particularly helpful. Thanks also go to Peter Grinyer of St. Andrews Management… Expand
The Structure and Evolution of the Strategic Management Field: A Content Analysis of 26 Years of Strategic Management Research
This paper analyses 26 years of strategic management research published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management… Expand
Toward a Contingency Model of Strategic Risk Taking
A model of strategic risk taking incorporating environmental, industrial, organizational, decision maker, and problem variables is presented. The model is intended to be both a preliminary… Expand
Attitudes Toward Risk and The Risk–Return Paradox: Prospect Theory Explanations
This study attempted to explain Bowman's risk–return paradox in terms of recent research in behavioral decision theory and prospect theory. The research emphasized the role of reference, or target,...
DIVERSITY, DIVERSIFICATION, AND PROFITABILITY AMONG BRITISH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, 1972-84
This study investigated the causal relationships between diversity, diversification, and profitability among 304 large British manufacturing companies that differed in both product and multinationa...
Strategic Groups: Theory, Research and Taxonomy
It is argued that certain theoretical concepts such as mobility barriers, isolating mechanisms and controllable variables provide much firmer bases for identifying strategic groups within industries and taxonomies for understanding the nature of strategic group formulation can be developed. Expand
Taxonomic Mental Models in Competitor Definition
In this article, a cognitive approach to the problem of competitor definition is outlined, which begins with a discussion of the information-processing demands implied by current models of… Expand
STRATEGIC GROUPS AND PERFORMANCE: THE U.S. INSURANCE INDUSTRY, 1970-84
The concept of strategic groups has been accepted as an important unit of analysis in understanding competitive strategy (Porter, 1980; McGee and Thomas, 1986; Hatten and Hatten, 1987). This study… Expand
STRATEGIC RENEWAL AND THE INTERACTION OF CUMULATIVE STRESS AND INERTIA
This paper proposes a four phase characterization of how organizations move between state sustaining renewal and the more radical reconceptualizations that significantly alter organization activity. Expand