The structure of competition

Hsieh, Kai-Yu (2008) The structure of competition. Doctoral thesis, University of London: London Business School. OPEN ACCESS


This thesis examines the structural patterns of interfirm competitive relationships using network analysis -a set of methods originally developed for analyzing the structure of social ties. The author views each firm in a multimarket space as facing a "competitive network", which consists of all market competitors of the ego firm and all competitive relationships associated with these competitors. Each competitive network has a structure, delineating how a firm's competitors interact with the ego firm, with one another, and with other market actors whom the ego firm does not directly encounter. The author develops and tests a new theory on competitive network structures, showing that a firm's conducts and performance are dependent upon the structure of its competitive network.

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Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subject Areas: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 10:28
Date of first compliant deposit: 25 Feb 2022
Subjects: Competition
Network analysis
Organisational behaviour
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 04:54

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