Title

Assessing Mobility Barriers In Dynamic Strategic Group Analysis

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1991

Abstract

The Mobility Barriers Paradigm (Caves and Porter, 1977) has strongly influenced research in strategic management, particularly in the areas of competitive analysis and strategic groups. In this article we develop a procedure called MOBIUS, based on ‘match ratios’(MRs), in order to identify those competitive variables which act as mobility barriers in a particular industry. We also attempt to classify mobility barriers in terms of the degree of observed mobility around key strategic variables and the extent to which change is desired on these variables. the MOBIUS procedure is illustrated briefly in the context of the pharmaceutical industry.

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of Management Studies

Volume

28

Issue

5

First Page

429

Last Page

438

ISSN

0022-2380

Identifier

10.1111/j.1467-6486.1991.tb00762.x

Publisher

Wiley

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