Competitive dynamics among service SMEs

G. Tyge Payne, Kevin H. Kennedy, Justin L. Davis

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In an effort to further our understanding of competitive dynamics, the three constructs of firm specialization, environmental munificence, and rivalry intensity are examined in relation to financial performance in service-intensive Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Using a sample of physician organizations, direct and interaction relationships are empirically examined using multivariate regression analyses. Findings confirm a three-way interaction that exists among these factors in relationship to overall performance; this supports a more complex, configurations approach to competitive dynamics research, particularly among service-intensive SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-442
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Small Business Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009


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