An application of clustering for strategic group analysis

An application of clustering for strategic group analysis Taxonomies, factor analysis and clustering are discussed as tools to investigate the structure of competitors within an industry (‘strategic groups’). An example using cluster analysis is presented as one means of operationalizing this concept. Careful definition and selection of the dimensions used to identify the boundaries between strategic groups (their mobility barriers) are particularly crucial in the effective application of analytical tools. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Management Journal Wiley

An application of clustering for strategic group analysis

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1985 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
0143-2095
eISSN
1097-0266
DOI
10.1002/smj.4250060105
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Abstract

Taxonomies, factor analysis and clustering are discussed as tools to investigate the structure of competitors within an industry (‘strategic groups’). An example using cluster analysis is presented as one means of operationalizing this concept. Careful definition and selection of the dimensions used to identify the boundaries between strategic groups (their mobility barriers) are particularly crucial in the effective application of analytical tools.

Journal

Strategic Management JournalWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1985

References

  • Barriers to entry and competitive strategies
    Harrigan, Harrigan
  • Strategy‐making in context: ten empirical archetypes
    Miller, Miller; Friesen, Friesen

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