Competition and Business Strategy in Historical Perspective

39 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2001  

Pankaj Ghemawat

University of Navarra, IESE Business School; New York University (NYU), Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Students

Date Written: April 2000

Abstract

This paper is a history of ideas about business strategy and how they came to be influenced by competitive thinking. Both academics and practitioners' contributions are noted. The bulk of the paper focuses on efforts in the 1970s and the 1980s to deepen the analysis of industry attractiveness and competitive position and, since then, to add a historical or time-dimension to what used to be predominantly static modes of analysis.

Suggested Citation

Ghemawat, Pankaj, Competition and Business Strategy in Historical Perspective (April 2000). HBS Comp. & Strategy Working Paper No. 798010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=264528 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.264528

Pankaj Ghemawat (Contact Author)

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

New York University (NYU), Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Students ( email )

New York, NY
United States

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