Background Note | HBS Case Collection | December 2005 (Revised February 2006)

Why do strategies fail?: Advanced Competitive Strategy, Module note for students

by Jan W. Rivkin

Abstract

The third of four module notes for students who are taking an advanced course on competitive strategy. Examines how combinations of external threats and internal barriers to change lead to strategic failure.

Keywords: Competitive Strategy; Situation or Environment; Failure;

Citation:

Rivkin, Jan W. "Why do strategies fail?: Advanced Competitive Strategy, Module note for students." Harvard Business School Background Note 706-433, December 2005. (Revised February 2006.)