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Company Performance Differences within the same Industries

1. How is it that, even among the best performing industries, only some companies do well? How can some companies in poorly performing industries still do well?
2. Generally speaking, for companies in the same industry, what factors would explain differences in company performance over the long term?

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How is it that, even among the best performing industries, only some companies do well? How can some companies in poorly performing industries still do well?

Regardless of the industry in which one competes, a company must still operate efficiently. A company must have a strategic plan, and the resources, focus and leadership to follow through on the plan. The tech industry is seen as a growth industry, but the top companies tend to be led by visionary leaders, with a clear focus and the ability to persuade others to invest or buy into the idea. Consider MySpace and Facebook. Both are ...

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This solution discusses why only some companies do well in successful industries, and how it is possible to do well in underperforming industries. It also explains the factors that impact differences in company performance over the olong term.

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