International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Defensive and Offensive Strategies for Market Success
Dr. Peter Yannopoulos

In industries in which there is strategic interaction among competing firms, companies are continuously involved in defensive and offensive strategies. In this paper we discuss several defensive and offensive strategies that managers can you for market success. Defensive strategies are divided into pre-entry and post-entry stretegies. Marketing managers should attempt to discourage would be entrants before entry has occurred. They can achieve this goal by engaging in pre-entry startegies. After entry is occurred it is more difficult to persuade new entrants to exit the industry. For this reason, marketing managers should use different defensive strategies for defending their positions in pre-entry and post-entry situations.

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