Why are industries fragmented? What are the main ways in which companies can turn a fragmented industry into a consolidated one?
What are the key problems in maintaining a competitive advantage in embryonic and growth industry environments? What are the dangers associated with being the leader?
In managing their growth through the life cycle, what investment strategies should be made by (a) differentiators in a strong competitive position and (b) differentiators in a weak competitive position?
Discuss how companies can use (a) product differentiation and (b) capacity control to manage rivalry and increase an industry’s profitability.
What insights would game theory offer (a) a small pizza restaurant operating in a crowded college market and (b) a detergent manufacturer seeking to bring out new products in established markets?