By Donald Lehmann, Russell Winer

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The Impact of Metamediaries It should be noted that the growth of Web sites that perform multiple functions and offer a number of services has created a broad group of competitors. These sites, often called metamediaries, seek to bundle disparate services that fulfill a customer’s needs for a particular transaction. com. This company’s most direct competitors are automobile retailers (product category competition). However, it can be seen that the site offers links to financing, insurance, warranties, maintenance, and other services bringing in competitors from other categories.

It is the customer who determines what alternative products and services solve the problem at hand. Although in some cases there may be a limited number of ways to solve the same problem or provide the same benefit, in most instances focusing on the physical product alone ignores viable competitors. S. airline. The reasons for its success are well documented: it focuses on short-haul flights, it does not serve meals or offer in-flight films, but it does offer extraordinary value with fares often 60 percent below those of the competition, on-time flights, and airports with less congestion.

2 In this chapter, therefore, we take the view that the definition of the competitive set ultimately affects what strategy is pursued, and the definition can be too narrow or too broad for existing market conditions. Not all authors subscribe to this approach (see, for example, Abell, 1980); some believe the corporate mission or business definition selected affects the set of competitors for a firm. In other words, the definition of competition is a decision made by a marketing manager. Unfortunately, competitors usually do not care how a company chooses to define itself or how a marketing manager defines competition, and they are thus free to compete against a firm’s products even if that firm does not define itself to include them as competitors.

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