Levitt Case Study

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Harvard Business Review July-August 1960 • Shortsighted managements often fail to recognize that in fact there is no such thing as a growth industry. MARKETING MYOPIA By Theodore Levitt Every major industry was once a growth industry. But some that are now riding a wave of growth enthusiasm are very mueh in the shadow of decline. Others whieh are thought of as seasoned growth industries have actually stopped growing. In every case the reason growth is threatened, slowed, or stopped is not because the market is saturated. It is because there has been a failure of management. business. The reason they defined their industry wrong was because they were railroad-oriented instead of transportation-oriented; they were produetoriented instead of…show more content…
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