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Competitive Solutions: The Strategist's Toolkit Paperback – 15 Aug 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0691124032 ISBN-10: 0691124035 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (15 August 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691124035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691124032
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
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A fascinating read-combining economics and strategy. Just what we need at Samsung.John Shin, Senior Consultant in Strategy and Leadership, Samsung Electronics, Ltd.Preston McAfee has produced a superb, remarkably comprehensive book on competitive strategy. It is accessible, accurate, and entertaining! Students will stay awake reading it. At its core are numerous examples from actual business settings that are clearly relevant to today's strategist.Peter Cramton, University of MarylandThis is a very good book that goes a long way toward filling the need for a work on the economics of competition. It has the potential to substantially improve courses in competitive strategy. The coverage is wonderful, the examples are interesting, the informal arguments are excellent, and the style is engaging.Mark Satterthwaite, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern UniversityThe very readable style, accessibility, and richness and recentness of examples differentiate this book from some of its competitors in a way that should make it popular with students. McAfee clearly knows his subject well, understands the connections between the theoretical and empirical scholarship in the economics of strategy and the practical challenges faced by strategists, and draws on the latest academic literature and a variety of relevant examples in making his points.Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford Business SchoolCompetitive Solutions: The Strategist's Toolkit belongs on every strategist's bookshelf. McAfee is an economist with a gift for selecting and communicating the best new thinking by economists about business, translating from often abstruse mathematics to clear English and understandable examples. McAfee explains economists' latest thinking about pricing, auctions, signaling, and incentives--key decisions that have make-or-break potential for a company.Strategy and Businesshis book does an excellent job of translating the insights of modern IO into language that business students can readily grasp. . . . I am confident that this is a book that will be received by good students and will serve well as the main text in any strategy course that approaches the topic.Benjamin E. HermalinJournal of Economic Literature

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"Preston McAfee has produced a superb, remarkably comprehensive book on competitive strategy. It is accessible, accurate, and entertaining! Students will stay awake reading it. At its core are numerous examples from actual business settings that are clearly relevant to today's strategist."--Peter Cramton, University of Maryland

"This is a very good book that goes a long way toward filling the need for a work on the economics of competition. It has the potential to substantially improve courses in competitive strategy. The coverage is wonderful, the examples are interesting, the informal arguments are excellent, and the style is engaging."--Mark Satterthwaite, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

"The very readable style, accessibility, and richness and recentness of examples differentiate this book from some of its competitors in a way that should make it popular with students. McAfee clearly knows his subject well, understands the connections between the theoretical and empirical scholarship in the economics of strategy and the practical challenges faced by strategists, and draws on the latest academic literature and a variety of relevant examples in making his points."--Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford Business School


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