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Special Report on

Product Differentiation Strategy

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We explore the joint determination of product differentiation strategy and corporate leverage in a setting where (i) product differentiation is valued by customers; (ii) debt is necessary to discipline managers; and (iii) liquidation is costly for customers, in particular, when products are highly differentiated from competitors' products. We show that when managerial incentive problems call for high leverage, firms position their products closer to competitors to reduce deadweight costs customers incur in liquidation. We discuss our findings in light of case study evidence. To download: If you experience problems ...
is a demand-side dimension (Porter was originally an engineer, then an economist before he specialized in strategy) and looks at the size and composition of the market you intend to target . Strategic strength is a supply-side dimension and looks at the strength or core competency of the firm. In particular he identified two competencies that he felt were most important: product differentiation and product cost ( efficiency ). He originally ranked each of the three dimensions (level of differentiation, relative product cost, and scope of target market) as either low, medium, or high, and juxtaposed them in a three dimensional ...
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What is Product Differentiation ? @ Market Line
     The product differentiation definition states that it is the process by which a product is distinguished from others, so that it appeals more to the target audience. Other than distinguishing the product from its competitors, this process should ensure the product is distinct from all other products the company offers.      Product differentiation gives the product or service an edge over rival products. It highlights unique aspects of the products and also generates value for the product in the eyes of the buyer, which should be any manufacturer’s ultimate goal. When the buyer perceives, a difference is when he will ... market research, surveys and trends
How Industrial Marketers, Especially Resellers Combat Forced ...
Buyers of industrial products and services are finding it easy to force commoditization as a tactic to drive down prices. Most sales and marketing managers see their selling professionals cave to price discounts instead of product differentiation. Newsletter readers of Inside Strategic Relations at http://InsideStrategicRelations.com/, discover 12 strategies to turn around forced commoditization with a product differentiation strategy for industrial marketers; here are four of those ideas: 1. Emotionally Tie Value To Each Benefit A Buyer Wants Instead of just sharing benefits of ownership, tie them directly to a strong emotion ... market research, surveys and trends

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PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGY

Product Differentiation
A product differentiation strategy requires that a firm be able to effectively .... billion in 2004, when Ford and GM had large losses. ..... The marketing people on the team recognized that more than 80 percent of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Skinner: McDonald's to launch oatmeal, more differentiation ...
As part of its product differentiation strategy, McDonald's will launch oatmeal nationwide in 2011, McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner said. The company has been testing fruit and apple oatmeal with 280 calories and low in fat and sodium. Skinner shared the company's menu strategy yesterday at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference. The strategy includes a continued focus on promoting the brand's iconic core products while delivering innovative new products to keep its menu relevant. Successful product innovations include the Third-Pound Angus Burgers and Snack Wraps and on the beverage side, the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Skinner: McDonald's to launch oatmeal, more differentiation
As part of its product differentiation strategy, McDonald's will launch oatmeal nationwide in 2011, McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner said. The company has been testing fruit and apple oatmeal with 280 calories and low in fat and sodium. Skinner shared the company's menu strategy yesterday at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference. The strategy includes a continued focus on promoting the brand's iconic core products while delivering innovative new products to keep its menu relevant. Successful product innovations include the Third-Pound Angus Burgers and Snack Wraps and on the beverage side, the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Andor Technology plc announces Interim Results
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, Jun 15, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- 15 June 2010 Andor Technology plc ("Andor") Interim Results for the Six Months ended 31 March 2010 Andor Technology plc (AND.L), the leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras for academic, industrial and government applications globally today announces interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2010. Financial highlights . Turnover up 24% to GBP20.0m (H1'09: GBP16.1m) . Adjusted* operating profit up 85% to GBP3.2m (H1'09:GBP1.7m) . Adjusted* PBT up 87% to GBP3.3m (H1'09: GBP1.7m) . ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Corporate Leverage and Product Differentiation Strategy∗
is the optimal product differentiation strategy when a company is highly ... of product differentiation strategy and corporate leverage in a setting where ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Product Differentiation Through Space and Time: Some Antitrust ...
After a century of interpreting the Sherman Act, antitrust has learned how to do some things quite well. We understand what is wrong with naked horizontal price fixing and market division, and we have developed strong tools to deal with those problems. We can generally prevent mergers to monopoly and we are pretty good at preventing other mergers that increase market power. At least, we can get these results in the kinds of industries that antitrust grew up with, in which firms make and sell substantially similar products and compete in terms of current production and prices, rather than innovation. But I am not here to talk ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Marketing: globalization, product differentiation strategy, global ...
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Human Resources: marketing management, product differentiation ...
-develop  a  pricing  strategy  which  will allow  the  organization  to  lower  prices to  gain market monoploy  and / or prevent competition from entering. =========================================================== *IMPROVING  PRODUCT  DIFFERENTIATION  STRATEGY -improve  the  product  features/ benefits  to gain significant  advantage in the  market. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -develop  and  implement  innovations  in  the  manufacturing ...