Annals of Business Administrative Science
Online ISSN : 1347-4456
Print ISSN : 1347-4464
ISSN-L : 1347-4456
Inferring Competitors' Intention
Using Content Analysis and Product Concept Trajectory
Masaya MIYAZAKI
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2003 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 11-20

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Content analysis proves to be very useful in inferring the intention among competing firms. Content analysis is the systematic and replicable examination of symbols of communication. Like individuals, firms render messages outside of themselves. Their daily activities are, so to speak, communications process. Therefore researchers are able to apply content analysis to the exploration of firms' behavior. This paper will take up, as one of these cases, new products news releases made by inkjet printer makers. Through the analysis, the product concept trajectory is developed. These depicted trajectories show us the intention of competing firms.

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