Competitive Dynamics in the Global Insurance Industry: Strategic Groups, Competitive Moves, and Firm Performance by Markus SchimmerCompetitive Dynamics in the Global Insurance Industry: Strategic Groups, Competitive Moves, and Firm Performance by Markus Schimmer

Competitive Dynamics in the Global Insurance Industry: Strategic Groups, Competitive Moves, and…

byMarkus Schimmer

Paperback | April 21, 2012

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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.
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.
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Title:Competitive Dynamics in the Global Insurance Industry: Strategic Groups, Competitive Moves, and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:175 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 0.01 inPublished:April 21, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3834939919

ISBN - 13:9783834939913

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Review of economic and business literature on competition and rivalry

Analysis of strategic group dynamics in the U.S. insurance industry

Analysis of how market shocks impact rivalry between P&L insurers

Investigation of corporate divestiture programs' performance effects