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    Strategic Groups: A Cognitive Perspective

    Huff, Anne Sigismund (1993) Strategic Groups: A Cognitive Perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 14. pp. 103-124. ISSN 0143-2095

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    The strategic group concept provides an attractive middle ground hetween firm and itiditsiry for both theory development and empirical analysis. To date, this concept has been defined by researchers in terms of secondary accounting and financial data, and a number of critics have questioned the validity of this work. Our research shows that industry participants share perceptions about strategic commonalities among firms, and that participants cluster competitors in subtle ways not reflected in extant academic research on strategic groups. Decision makers' perceptions and cognitions are phenomena that can be expected to influence industry evolution. They are of research interest as an additional source of data on firm commonalities which helps address concerns about previous strategic group research.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Strategic Groups; Cognitive Perspective;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 5473
    Depositing User: Anne Huff
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 16:20
    Journal or Publication Title: Strategic Management Journal
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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