First Mover

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First Mover

n
(Philosophy) the Aristotelian conception of God as the unmoved mover of everything else
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Summary: Teams like the one Jeron worked with were the first movers in rescue operations even before government machinery could get going
Japan, one of the first movers to adopt fourth generation mobile networks, has recently proven a surprise with comparatively low mobile internet speeds.
"LG has done tremendous work developing technical designs that enable us to be among the first movers in mobile 5G.
Thus, in each wave 120 subjects participated in our SOCIAL treatment (60 first movers and 60 second movers, as in GP) and 60 subjects participated in our ASOCIAL treatment.
First movers seek to bring their strategies and products to market first, as it allows them to gain market share and recognition as the industry pioneer.
MTN (mobile telecoms), SABMiller (alcoholic beverages), Nampak (packaging) Shoprite and Walmart (retail), MultiChoice (broadcasting & media), Ecobank (retail banking) and Safaricom (Telecom/ Mobile Money, Kenya) are notable first movers.
We need only think of first movers in other fields, such as Apple or Tesla or Pablo Picasso, to understand how this provides two advantages in prize framing.
* First movers acquire the key identity in the segment.
For instance, Lieberman and Montgomery (1988) indicate three sources of advantage available to first movers so that they can outperform the competition.
Despite rising fuel prices, mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is still a distance away with only 16 per cent of European consumers identifying themselves as "first movers", said a new survey.
* First movers (23.5% of the participants)--started their OPEX initiatives more than 5 years ago.
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