First Mover


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First Mover

The first company that enters a new market. For example, the first mover may be the first soft drink company to come to a recently liberalized country. This helps the first mover dominate the market early so as to maintain a competitive advantage over the long term as other companies come to the market. The term may refer to Aristotle's concept of God as the first mover of the universe. See also: Barriers to entry.
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In today's highly dynamic environment, the impact of first mover advantage is shrinking because in general strategic time lines are shrinking.
Mendelow: One of the functions about the first mover concept is it was easy to be a first mover when the venture capitalists were lobbing money like there was no tomorrow.
I propose an alternative model of majoritarian bargaining in which players demand a compensation for their participation in a coalition and in which the order of play is endogenous, in that the head of state chooses the first mover, and the latter chooses the order of response.
The source of this movement is the unmoved or eternally actual First Mover, the actuality of which draws finite things from potential into actual existence.
Kealey has other arguments, based on "first mover" vs.
Second movers are still aiming for relatively early introduction, and tend to be closer to the first mover than the late mover end of the continuum.
If the advantage lies in reducing technical or regulatory uncertainty, the first mover runs the risk of failure, but the second mover who decides and develops just as fast runs the same risk.
Scherer's approach may also account for his misunderstanding of my concept of the first mover. Here again definitions are critical.
While CarMax's announcement "comes with understandable concern," Fadem views it as "a validation" of the Carvana model and sees Carvana's first mover advantage, customer-centric model and nation-wide network as competitive advantages.
"Sheraton continues to maintain its first mover advantage through strategic pipeline development and growth plans and we are now excited to introduce the brand in Lahore," said Samir Baidas, Chief Development Officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
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