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  Sustainable competitive advantage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A key difference between CA and SCA is that the processes and positions a firm may hold are non-duplicable and inimitable when a firm possesses a SCA.
Hence a sustainable competitive advantage is one that can be maintained for a significant amount of time even in the presence of competition.
The source of the advantage can be something the company does that is distinctive and difficult to replicate, also know as a core competency, for example PandG' ability to derive superior consumer insights and implement them in managing its brand portfolio.
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 Encyclopedia: Sustainable competitive advantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Business terms In economics and especially in the theory of competition, barriers to entry are obstacles in the path of a firm which wants to enter a given market.
In marketing, sustainable competitive advantage is an advantage that one firm has relative to competing firms.
It is an advantage (over the competition), and must have some life; the competition must not be able to do it right away or it is not sustainable.
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 Organizational Reputation as a Source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Above-Normal Performance: An Empirical ...
The latter trend, as defined by the SWOT model, means that an organization aiming to gain competitive advantage should form a strategy based both on the state of the internal side (strengths and weaknesses) and the external side (opportunities and threats).
To have competitive advantage means to be in a distinct position, including strength points, in relation to the competitors (Hofer and Schendel, 1978; Porter, 1985).
Acquiring and preserving SCA and superior performance are a function of the resources and capabilities brought to the competition (Aaker, 1989; Barney, 1995; Conner, 1991; Grant, 1991).
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 KLM, Inc. Competitive Strategy
Competitive advantage is that toward which strategic thinking aspires.
Every successful competitive advantage is predicated on some particular set of conditions that exist for a period of time and for a set of reasons.
“Sustainable” competitive advantage is only achievable for those who understand that the development of strategy is an unending process, and who recognize the need to have identified their next competitive advantage while the present advantage is still competitive.
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 Competitive Advantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A company's competitive advantage largely determines its ability to generate excess returns on capital and links the business strategy with fundamental finance and capital markets.
Without a competitive advantage, a corporation has limited economic reason to exists--its competitive advantage is its staff of life.
Creating a sustainable competitive advantage may be the single most important goal of any corporation and may be the most important single attribute on which each corporation must place its most focus.
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 Competitive Advantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A competitive advantage arises out of activities which provide high value to the customer and a strong ability to beat competitors.
SCA is the over-riding internal focus of your organisation.
However, the SCA will need to change over time as it is dependent on the business environment in which you work.
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 SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE (SCA)
Today, your sustainable competitive advantage should be built upon your corporate capabilities and must constantly be reinvented.
According to the new resource-based view of the company, sustainable competitive advantage is achieved by continuously developing existing and creating new resources and capabilities in response to rapidly changing market conditions.
The opportunity for your company to sustain your competitive advantage is determined by your capabilities of two kinds – distinctive capabilities and reproducible capabilities - and their unique combination you create to achieve synergy.
www.1000ventures.com /business_guide/crosscuttings/sca_main.html   (1598 words)

  
 Programming for Sustainable Competitive Advantage: - Aspen Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nelson (1996) addresses this dilemma by suggesting that in order to be competitive, producers should recognize the heterogeneity of audience members then attempt "to establish what is attractive to a number of audience segments and to aggregate them for a single program by including elements that will appeal to each" (p.
Competitive advantage relates to factors in the firm's internal capabilities or its market position that contribute to higher profits than that of its competitors.
Thus, competitive advantage requires a thorough analysis of: the industry, the firm, and the competitors (Chakravarthy and Singh, 1990; Mintzberg and Quinn, 1991).
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 EDL 511: Curriculum
Competitive advantage: Products or services that are positioned in the marketplace in such a way to confer an advantage over the competition.
Sustainable competitive advantage: Whereas new products or services can result in a short term competitive advantage, a sustainable competitive advantage results from having processes that are difficult for competitors to copy.
Advanced decision making processes: Attaining a competitive advantage and a sustainable competitive advantage is largely a matter of having a decisionmaking process that is better than that of the competition.
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 Journal of Management: A competency-based model of sustainable competitive advantage: toward a conceptual integration
It is argued that by ascribing competetive advantage to industry/markey imperatives, the 1/0-based model apparently overlooks the idiosyncratic competencies that potentially generate a sustainable competitive advantage for the firm.
Thus, in the neoclassical economic and industrial organization traditions, competitive advantage is ascribed to external characteristics rather than to the firm's idiosyncratic compitencies and resource-based deployments.
In this context, competitive advantage is industry driven (i.e., determined by industry characteristics such as concentration ratio and costs structure) rather than proactively created by firms through accumulation of unique, valuable, and imperfectly imitable resources.
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 Sustainable Competitive Advantage - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
This view established four criteria that determine a firm's competitive capabilities in the marketplace.
When all four of these criteria are met, then a firm can be said to have a sustainable competitive advantage.
In other words, the firm will have an advantage in the marketplace which will last until the criteria are no longer met completely.
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 Sustainable competitive advantage Article, Sustainablecompetitiveadvantage Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In marketing and strategic management, sustainable competitive advantage is an advantage that one firmhas relative to competing firms.
They claim that theonly truly sustainable competitive advantage is to build an organization that is so alert and so agile that it will always beable to find an advantage, no matter what changes occur.
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 An Examination of the "Sustainable Competitive Advantage" Concept: Past, Present, and Future by Nicole P. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Competition is based on rivalry between two or more parties; thus, the focus of SCA should be how long a firm can keep competitors at bay.
Given that the achievement of SCA is based on an external focus, it is interesting to note that those intangible assets that are external to the firm may contribute the most to value generation and subsequently SCA.
As developed earlier, SCA may be defined as the prolonged benefit of implementing some unique value-creating strategy not simultaneously being implemented by any current or potential competitors along with the inability to duplicate the benefits of this strategy.
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 Fool.com: Sustainable Competitive Advantage [Boring Portfolio] February 28, 2000
Powerful competitive advantages (obvious examples are Coke's brand and Microsoft's control of the personal computer operating system) create a moat around a business such that it can keep competitors at bay and reap extraordinary growth and profits.
I believe this not because the growth projections are terribly wrong, but because the implicit assumptions that the market is making about the sustainability of these companies' competitive advantages are wildly optimistic.
In short, the fierce competitiveness of our capitalist system is generally wonderful for consumers and the country as a whole, but bad news for companies that seek to make extraordinary profits over long periods of time.
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 Sustainable competitive advantage - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To consistently make profits in excess of its cost of capital - economic rent - the company must posess some form of sustainable competitive advantage.
Examples of company skills or assets that could constitute a sustainable competitive advantage include:
Sustainable competitive advantage, See also, Marketing, Strategic management, Competition and Business terms.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Competitive_advantage   (406 words)

  
 OR/MS Today - December 1998 - Inside the Profession
A successful competitive strategy is one that leads to a sustainable competitive advantage.
Evidence of a sustainable competitive advantage from any source is rarely directly observable, but instead, the existence of strategic OR/MS activities can be inferred from secondary evidence.
Sustainability of the competitive advantage, therefore, arises from two sources.
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 Commercial Finance Group - Sustainable Competitive Advantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A sustainable competitive advantage, or SCA, is comprised of the assets and competencies a firm possesses that are considered superior to the competition that provide the firm with an advantage.
An SCA for one firm might be the ability to lower fixed costs or to obtain economies of scale by making products for others.
An SCA must be substantial enough to make a difference, sustainable in the face of environmental changes, and not easily duplicated by the competition.
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 Generic Strategies
The low cost leader in any market gains competitive advantage from being able to many to produce at the lowest cost.
Competitive advantage is generated specifically for the niche.
With a differentiation focus a firm creates competitive advantage through differentiation within the niche or segment.
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 Fool.com: Strategy Creates Sustainable Advantage [Fool on the Hill] March 6, 2001
One of the most important elements of investment success is understanding sustainable competitive advantage, which is rooted in company strategy.
One of the world's leading experts on strategy and competitive advantage, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, is interviewed in a recent article investors should read carefully.
Powerful competitive advantages -- obvious examples are Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) brand, or Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) control of the personal computer operating system -- create moats around businesses, allowing them to keep competitors at bay and reap extraordinary growth and profits.
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 sustainable competitive advantage (sustainable competitive avantage) information.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Your first-ever Business e-Coach: Sustainable competitive advantage allows the maintenance and improvement of the enterprise's competitive position in the.
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 Warren Buffett and Sherlock Holmes
Such a company needs a competitive advantage and it needs to be able to maintain this advantage.
Something more is needed, however, if an advantage is to be maintained and not washed away by the competition.
This is because their competitive advantage allows them to have more control over the prices for their services or products.
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 Alec Saunders .LOG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sustainable competitive advantage is achieved by continuously developing existing and new resources and capabilities in response to changing market conditions.
The opportunity for companies to sustain competitive advantage is created by capabilities of two kinds - distinctive capabilities, and reproducible capabilities - and the unique combination of those capabilities which they can create.
Distinctive capabilities, which are the basis of sustainable competitive advantage, are the characteristics of the company which cannot be replicated by competitors, or which can only be replicated with great difficulty.
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 Sustaining a Competitive Advantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The leading builder has a competitive advantage only during this window of time, then it closes.
"When product advantages are not sustainable over time, the winners will be those who create a series of short-term competitive advantages" reports Jay R. Galbraith in the book "The Organization of the Future." Winning builders will move quickly to use their resources to match and surpass current advantages, including their own.
But more importantly, it indicates that you are the winning builder, the one with a more effective innovation process that can sustain a competitive advantage and always be a step ahead.
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 Sustainable competitive advantage: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Sustainable competitive ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sustainable competitive advantage: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Sustainable competitive advantage
In marketing, sustainable competitive advantage is a core competency that one firm has relative to competing firms.
They claim that the only truely sustainable competitive advantage is to build an organization that is so alert and so agile that it will always be able to find an advantage, no matter what changes occur.
www.encyclopedian.com /su/Sustainable-competitive-advantage.html   (154 words)

  
 Enterprise Informatiom Management  : Ten3 Business e-Coach (Teaching version) +2 ebooks
Today, companies require coaching and learning support to be provided to all their key employees in a continuous and timely way in order to build sustainable competitive advantage for the
In this new economy, competitive advantages must constantly be reinvented, and organization becomes the fundamental source of distinctive capabilities.
The opportunity for your company to sustain your competitive advantage is determined by your capabilities of two kinds - distinctive capabilities and reproducible capabilities - and their unique combination you create to achieve synergy.
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 Data Mining for a Sustainable Competitive Advantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The real competitive edge is using data mining tools to solve unstructured and semi- structured problems, because your competitors cannot easily replicate your solutions.
Digging for sustainable competitive advantage requires companies to focus on real data mining projects and to build a team with the right synergy to discover meaningful results.
It would be a wise management decision to start using data mining technology as soon as possible, because gaining sustainable company knowledge is a recursive process and data mining technology is a necessary component to remain competitive.
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