This note provides a guide for exploring inter-firm rivalry through the dyadic lens and predicting competitive responses to the awareness-motivation-capability perspective, with the aim of expanding strategists understanding and management of competitive engagements at the lowest level. Competitive dynamics is the analysis of the competition to predict the level of action and reaction, act as a business or react against opponents. Understanding involvement at this level is important bec … Read more »

This note provides a guide for exploring inter-firm rivalry through the dyadic lens and predicting competitive responses to the awareness-motivation-capability perspective, with the aim of expanding strategists understanding and management of competitive engagements at the lowest level. Competitive dynamics is the analysis of the competition to predict the level of action and reaction, act as a business or react against opponents. Understanding involvement at this level is necessary, because this is where enterprises to adopt their strategies, test their skills and courage opponents to defend their reputations, and their signal strength – this is where the business rivalry occurs. The dyadic or pairwise competitive dynamics approach allows focused analysis, which adds Michael Porter conventional industry structure and its extension, the strategic groups approach.
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Ming-Jer Chen,
Leong Jin
Source: Darden School of Business
12 pages.
Release date: 30 November 2005. Prod #: UV0434-PDF-ENG
Competitive Dynamics: Competition as an action-reaction-solution HBR case