Membership in a particular strategic group, where a strategic group can be defined as groups of firms in an industry following similar competitive approaches and having similar market positions, defines the essentials of a firm's strategy. This study longitudinally examines the relationship between strategic group membership and performance in the hospital industry.
Dan Marlin, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
John W. Huonker, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Management, School of Business, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, New York.
Minghe Sun, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Management Science and Statistics, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.