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Product-market positioning and prospector strategy: An analysis of strategic patterns from the resource-based perspective

Morgan, Robert E., Strong, Carolyn A. and McGuinness, Tony 2003. Product-market positioning and prospector strategy: An analysis of strategic patterns from the resource-based perspective. European Journal of Marketing 37 (10) , pp. 1409-1439. 10.1108/03090560310487176

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Abstract

Adopts a firm-level approach and attempts to develop our understanding of the means through which different types of firm compete. Addresses specifically, a lacuna in existing knowledge by investigating a fundamental research question: “How do firms pursuing a prospector mode of market strategy differ from those pursuing a defender, analyzer or reactor strategy in terms of the product-market positioning attributes they exhibit?“ Miles and Snow provide the basis for the assessment of strategy types, while “strategic market positioning” is characterised as the product-market positions established by the firm. Conceptualises strategic market positioning as the ways in which firm-specific resources and assets are deployed to build positional advantages in product-markets. Presents analyses of data generated from high technology, medium and large, industrial manufacturing firms and discusses these results in the light of previous findings. Places particular emphasis on the distinguishing characteristics of prospector-type firms. Identifies a number of potential research avenues from this study and discusses several implications for executives.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competitive advantage; Market position; Marketing strategy; Strategic evaluation
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0309-0566
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:34
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41244

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