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I am thinking through the parallels between military and business strategy but am stuck on a foundational aspect. Most of business strategy results from some kind of competition in order to gain market share, which can be measured by revenue, profit, or the amount of benefit/utility a consumer gains from the product or service. However I am struggling with creating an analogy for the measure or benefits from military competition. Is there a similar way to describe "security" or policy attainment as a result of a military competition (battle/war)? I have reviewed the game theory ideas around military conflicts, and don't believe this is the correct approach, but will be glad to consider a different perspective. Thank you

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  • $\begingroup$ Haven't read this but looks relevant: "This article provides a review of this literature and concludes that, if indeed the theory of cooperative games is a proper paradigm for business, then the military leader is not the appropriate role model." $\endgroup$ – Brian Z May 8 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe this paper on conflict minerals could be of aid as well. $\endgroup$ – horseoftheyear May 29 at 12:18

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