Giovanni BATTISTA DAGNINO (2012), Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Competitive strategies lie at the very heart of strategic management, as G.B. Dagnino clearly states in his introductory essay (p. 3). While this statement is intuitively true, it does not give an accurate idea of either the scale of or the overlap between the two fields in question. It is very important, however, to set out the scope of thinking being carried out in competitive strategy and the research carried out in the field so far before we come to the Handbook itself. Indeed, the best approach for examining the research carried out in a narrow area such as, say, organizational ambidexterity is not necessarily the best way to examine the full range of a field.