The Low Cost, Differentiation, and Focus/niche Strategies of American, Japanese, and British Companies Operation in the United States: A Comparative Study

Abhay Shah, Charles Zeis, Hailu Regassa, Ahmad Ahmadian

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This paper reports the findings of a study that investigates the differences between Japanese, British and American companies (that are operating in the United States) in how they use Porter’s generic strategies of low cost, differentiation, and focus/niche. Specifically, the study addresses the following issues: (1) What constitutes the three different generic strategies of low cost, differentiation and focus/niche? (2) Do American, Japanese, and British companies use different generic strategies in order to gain competitive advantage?

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