George B. Taylor Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, The Wharton School A matchless contribution, so timely, so relevant, so close to the reality of today's competition that no manager can ignore it.
David J. Ravenscraft Professor of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Once every decade or two, a book identifies the path to the next generation of thinking. This is such a book.
Robert C. Purcell, Jr. Executive in Charge, Corporate Strategy Development, General Motors Corporation D'Aveni has clearly broken some new ground with this book. He has effectively challenged many of the 'accepted truths' in the world of competitive strategy.
Donald C. Hambrick Samuel Bronfman Professor of Democratic Business Enterprise, Columbia University D'Aveni advances strategic thinking to the dynamic, give-and-take world that actually confronts company executives.
Paul N. Clark President, Pharmaceutical Products Division, Abbott Laboratories As a participant in an industry that is changing very rapidly, I enjoyed the numerous examples of how others are coping with fast-paced change.
Kenji Wada General Manager, Human Resources, Sony Corporation I found his discussion of the organization refreshing. Hyper-competition
is filled with suggestions invaluable in redesigning a company.
William F. Achtmeyer Managing Director, The Parthenon Group D'Aveni has captured the essence of strategy for the 1990s and the new millennia.
A thoughtful analysis of the ultra-competitive business environment of the 1990s explains how competition is altering the corporate world and argues that companies must shift their strategic focus to survive.