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Competitive Dynamics in the Global Insurance Industry

Strategic Groups, Competitive Moves, and Firm Performance

Authors: Schimmer, Markus

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  • Industry Structure, Market Shocks and Competitive Behavior​

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This thesis investigates the competitive dynamics in the global insurance industry from 1999 to 2008. After reviewing the current state of the academic debate on interfirm rivalry, it derives a research agenda spanning different levels of analysis and phenomena of interest. Specifically, the thesis explores (1) how and why firms continuously adjust their strategic profiles in the presence of an industry's strategic group structure, (2) whether market shocks (namely 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina) temporarily change the decision-logic underlying competitive choices, and (3) whether stock markets respond differently to competitive moves that follow a clearly stated strategic rationale.​

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Markus Schimmer obtained a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St.Gallen. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting research scholar at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with Prof. Ming-Jer Chen, Ph.D., who is a leading authority in competitive dynamics research.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competitive Dynamics in the Global Insurance Industry
Book Subtitle
Strategic Groups, Competitive Moves, and Firm Performance
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Gabler | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-3992-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-3992-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-3991-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 175
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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