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Title: The Structure of Competition
Author: Hsieh, Kai-Yu
ISNI:       0000 0001 3582 9925
Awarding Body: London Business School (University of London)
Current Institution: London Business School (University of London)
Date of Award: 2008
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This dissertation 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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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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