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Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

John Kay


Corporate success derives from a competitive advantage, which is based on distinctive capabilities. Competitive advantage relates to the unique character of a firm's relationship with its suppliers, customers, or employees, which must be precisely identified and applied to the relevant markets. Distinctive capabilities as sources of competitive advantage can be separated into four broad categories.

Keywords: added value, appropriability, architecture, competitive advantage, corporate strategy, distinctive capabilities, innovation, reputation, strategic assets, sustainability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198289883
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019828988X.001.0001


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John Kay, author
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