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Foundations of Corporate SuccessHow Business Strategies Add Value$
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John Kay

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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The Value of Competitive Advantage

The Value of Competitive Advantage

(p.192) Chapter 13 The Value of Competitive Advantage
Foundations of Corporate Success

John Kay (Contributor Webpage)

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Using examples from supermarket chains, car manufacturers, and banks, this chapter explains how competitive advantage can be quantified in the form of added value or economic rent. It is then demonstrated how added value underpins all the principal measures of corporate performance, including cash flows, accounting profitability, and shareholder value.

Keywords:   added value, banks, car manufacturing, cash flow, competitive advantage, corporate performance, economic rent, profits, shareholder value, supermarket chains

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