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  1. Discussion Questions October 10, 2012 POSTECH Strategic Management of Information and Technology Laboratory (POSMIT: http://posmit.postech.ac.kr) Dept. of Industrial & Management EngineeringPOSTECH

  2. Discussion Questions • Chapter 5. Timing of Entry • What are some of the advantages of entering a market early? Are there any advantages to entering a market late? • Entering a market early • Opportunity to establish brand loyalty and technological leadership Increasing installed base • If the market is characterized by increasing returns,1) moving up the learning curve before their competitors 2) building an installed base that keeps increasing due to the self-reinforcing nature of network externality processes • Entering a market late • Cheaper, easier, and more certain • Avoiding much of the development expense and risk borne by the early movers • Fine-tuning the product to fit customer needs (which are now more certain) better

  3. Discussion Questions • Chapter 5. Timing of Entry • Can you think of an example of a successful a) first mover, b) early follower, and c) late entrant? Can you think of unsuccessful examples of each? • a) Successful first mover: Apple • a’) Unsuccessful first mover: Blackberry • b) Successful early follower: Samsung mobile • b’) Unsuccessful early follower: LG electronics • c) Successful late entrant: Microsoft Excel • c’) Unsuccessful late entrant: SKY