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On the Structural Dimension of Competitive Strategy

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  • Serguei Kaniovski

    (WIFO)

  • Michael Peneder

    (WIFO)

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This paper establishes the existence of systematic differences in the nature of competitive strategies typically pursued across industries. By means of qualitative content analysis, we extracted a matrix of 76 industries times 12 strategies reported as being characteristic in a series of monographs. Subsequent tests for the statistical significance of observed differences in the typical strategy portfolio show an evident link to an industry's general reliance on intangible investments, human resources and inputs from external services. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.

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Paper provided by WIFO in its series WIFO Working Papers with number 145.

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Handle: RePEc:wfo:wpaper:y:2001:i:145

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  1. Michael Peneder, . "Intangible Investment and Human Resources. The New WIFO Taxonomy of Manufacturing Industries," WIFO Working Papers 114, WIFO.
  2. Alessandra Colecchia & George Papaconstantinou, 1996. "The Evolution of Skills in OECD Countries and the Role of Technology," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 1996/8, OECD Publishing.
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  1. de Jong, Jeroen P.J. & Marsili, Orietta, 2006. "The fruit flies of innovations: A taxonomy of innovative small firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 213-229, March.
  2. Michael Peneder, 2002. "Industrial Structure and Aggregate Growth," WIFO Working Papers 182, WIFO.
  3. Ornella Tarola & Sandro Trento, 2008. "Innovazione commerciale ed effetti di rete: quali implicazioni di politica commerciale?," ROCK Working Papers 046, Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, revised 12 Jun 2008.
  4. Peneder, Michael, 2010. "Technological regimes and the variety of innovation behaviour: Creating integrated taxonomies of firms and sectors," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 323-334, April.
  5. Michael Peneder, 2003. "Industry Classifications: Aim, Scope and Techniques," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 3(1), pages 109-129, March.
  6. Serguei Kaniovski & Michael Peneder, 2008. "Determinants of firm survival: a duration analysis using the generalized gamma distribution," Empirica, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 41-58, March.
  7. Johannes Stephan & Karin Szalai, 2003. "Firm-Specific Determinants of Productivity Gaps between East and West German Industrial Branches," IWH Discussion Papers 183, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  8. Ornella Tarola & Sandro Trento, 2008. "Innovazione commerciale ed effetti di rete: quali implicazioni di politica industriale?," DISA Working Papers 0802, Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, revised 04 Jul 2008.
  9. Aiello, Francesco & Pupo, Valeria & Ricotta, Fernanda, 2013. "Firm heterogeneity in TFP, sectoral innovation and geography. Evidence from Italy," MPRA Paper 48573, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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