Stakeholder supportiveness and strategic vulnerability: Implications for competitive strategy in the HMO industry

Academic Article


  • A conceptual and empirical analysis of the strategic vulnerability of HMOs shows that they are strategically vulnerable on the social dimension of stakeholder supportiveness. One of the major implications of this finding is that HMOs' cost leadership strategy cannot be sustained, given the competition from such substitutes as PPAs. © 1989 Aspen Publishers, Inc.
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  • Whitehead CJ; Blair JD; Smith RR; Nix TW; Savage GT
  • Start Page

  • 65
  • End Page

  • 76
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 3