I am using airline data to construct a network of competition in the airline industry. As part of this, I am listing the routes that are the most competitive – not necessarily the ones that have the most flights, but the ones that have the most competitors.
And here they are
HKG-ICN Hong Kong – Incheon, Seoul (South Korea)
TPE-NRT Taipei (Taiwan) – Narita, Tokyo (Japan)
SIN-CGK Singapore – Jakarta (Indonesia)
SIN-DPS Singapore – Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia)
Please note that these data are a few years old, are preliminary and not completely accurate, and airlines come and go on such competitive routes.
For new scholars, or for practitioners interested in learning about strategic management, it can be difficult to know where to start. The following is a list of the key journals in strategy together with some thoughts on their particular strengths.
Strategic Management Journal – perhaps the premier journal within strategic management. This mainly uses statistical modelling to test hypotheses, although is open to other approaches.
Management Science – a very good journal, but one that covers many areas of management, and therefore can only devote a small number of articles to strategy papers.
Strategy Science – a new journal that combines the best of the above journals – and provides analytical approaches to strategy problems.
Agent-Based Models of a Banking Network as an Example of a Turbulent Environment: The Deliberate vs Emergent Strategy Debate Revisited is a paper that I wrote that uses an agent-based model to simulate the strategic positioning decisions of firms within a competitive environment. It links firm strategy (particularly banking strategy) to the competitive environment: where should firms locate to gain most customers given that all firms are trying to achieve the same objective, that of maximizing market share / revenue / profits? It is an interesting question, and one that is very suited to modelling the dynamics of an industry using agent-based models.
The Dynamics of Strategy is a book published by Oxford University Press (Robertson and Caldart 2010) and combines natural science models with strategic management. Chapters on networks, agent-based modelling, and dynamic economic models are used to show how strategy can be treated analytically.