In search of the lemmus lemmus: An investigation into convergent competition
UNSPECIFIED (2000) In search of the lemmus lemmus: An investigation into convergent competition. In: Conference of the British-Academy-of-Management (BAM), MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIV, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, SEP, 1999. Published in: BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 11 (Sp. Iss. SI). S81-S95.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores the reasons for industries converging upon poor strategies. The phenomenon is likened to the periodic mass suicide of the lemmus lemmus (the Norwegian lemming). It gives historic examples of the phenomenon, and evidence of its occurring within a simulated business environment. A Literature review shows how it can be explained using theories from economics, psychology and competitive analogies used in business. An inputs-process-outputs model provides a theoretical framework for Lemmus Lemmus strategies and is used to derive hypotheses.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||September 2000|
|Number:||Sp. Iss. SI|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Title of Event:||Conference of the British-Academy-of-Management (BAM)|
|Location of Event:||MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIV, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP, 1999|
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