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Strategic Shifts between Business Types

A transaction cost theory-based approach supported by dyad simulation

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Part of the Business-to-Business-Marketing book series (BTBM)

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About this book


Many companies in business-to-business markets hope to improve their profit situation considerably by fundamentally changing the technological or contractual dimensions of their market offerings. Often enough, reality does not live up to these expectations. Since such strategy shifts often imply substantial investments, a systematic ex ante analysis of the chances of success is an important issue in strategic management.

Katrin Susanne Mühlfeld classifies the heterogeneous selling and purchasing processes on business-to-business markets and derives different business types. Against this background, she analyzes motivations and conditions for strategic changes of market offerings which can be interpreted as shifts between these business types. Transaction cost economics provide the main theoretical foundations while additional reference is made to Austrian economics and research on power-dependence relations.


Business Business-to-Business-Marketing Geschäftstypenwechsel Industriegütermarketing Marketing Simulation Transaktionskostentheorie

About the authors

Dr. Katrin Susanne Mühlfeld war wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bei Prof. Dr. Klaus Backhaus am Betriebswirtschaftlichen Institut für Anlagen und Systemtechnologien der Universität Münster. Sie ist derzeit als Postdoctoral Research Fellow an der London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Strategic Shifts between Business Types
  • Book Subtitle A transaction cost theory-based approach supported by dyad simulation
  • Authors Katrin Susanne Mühlfeld
  • Series Title Business-to-Business-Marketing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2004
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8244-7989-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-322-81657-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business and Management, general
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