Competition vs. Profitability
8 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 21, 2008
Corporate cultural emphasis on long-term competitiveness as opposed to shorter-term rofitability is evaluated in terms of effectiveness in achieving higher profit margins, real profitability, and survival in the long term. Competitive orientation continues to have adverse impact even with a lag of four decades. If supported by further, multivariate analyses, this finding suggests amendments to what has become standard strategic management thinking, perhaps in favor of earlier and more conventional microeconomic focus on profits.
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