We analyze value appropriation under competition using cooperative game theory and demonstrate that competition embodies two competing rivalries: to appropriate value on the one hand and to create it on the other. The management of this tension is central to strategy. We present a new notion of competitive intensity, show where the traditional view of competition leads one astray and introduce a new quantitative method by which practitioners may assess their strategic options.
- cooperative game theory,
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