Structure-Conduct-Performance Model


The concept explores the relationship between organisational environment, behaviour and performance. It presents the main characteristics, strengths and limitations of the S-C-P model, along with success factors and industry cases.

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Structure-Conduct-Performance Model

Structure-Conduct-Performance Model Definition

The structure-conduct-performance (SCP) paradigm asserts that conditions of supply and demand in an industry determine its structure. The competitive conditions that result from this industry structure influence the behaviour of companies and in turn dictate the performance of the industry (Smit and Trigeorgis, 2004: 40).

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  • American Bar Association (2008) Mergers and Acquisitions: Understanding the Antitrust Issues. [Online] Available at: hwww.justice.gov/atr/hmerger/11257.pdf.
  • Bain, J.S. (1956) Barriers to New Competition. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Clarke, R. (1985) Industrial Economics. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
  • Courthouse News Service (2011) Apple-Samsung Fight Over Galaxy Slogs On. [Online] Available at: www.courthousenews.com/2011/08/31/39432.htm.

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