Marketing strategy : making sense of industry dynamics: is there still value in strategic group research?

Graham Leask

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Abstract

This paper looks selectively at strategic group theory and seeks to explore the benefits and limitations of modern strategic group analysis within the context of practical strategy making in the pharmaceutical industry. The rise and fall of strategic group research is reviewed and suggestions advanced as to the reasons why strategic group research suffered criticism and frequently produced conflicting results. The paper concludes that strategic group research offers a valuable way to classify firms by their strategy and provides some suggestions as to how industry strategists may benefit from strategic group analysis and avoid the pitfalls exposed by previous research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-202
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Medical Marketing
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • strategic choice
  • industry dynamics
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • strategic group
  • strategy process

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