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Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 557
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684841465
ISBN-10 0684841460
Dimensions 2 by 6.75 by 10 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
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Summary
The author shows executives how to evaluate their company's own competitive position and take action to create a sustained competitive advantage (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The essential complement to the pathbreaking book Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Advantage explores the underpinnings of competitive advantage in the individual firm.

Competitive Advantage introduces a whole new way of understanding what a firm does. Porter's groundbreaking concept of the value chain disaggregates a company into "activities," or the discrete functions or processes that represent the elemental building blocks of competitive advantage.

Now an essential part of international business thinking, Competitive Advantage takes strategy from broad vision to an internally consistent configuration of activities. Its powerful framework provides the tools to understand the drivers of cost and a company's relative cost position. Porter's value chain enables managers to isolate the underlying sources of buyer value that will command a premium price, and the reasons why one product or service substitutes for another. He shows how competitive advantage lies not only in activities themselves but in the way activities relate to each other, to supplier activities, and to customer activities. Competitive Advantage also provides for the first time the tools to strategically segment an industry and rigorously assess the competitive logic of diversification.

That the phrases "competitive advantage" and "sustainable competitive advantage" have become commonplace is testimony to the power of Porter's ideas. Competitive Advantage has guided countless companies, business school students, and scholars in understanding the roots of competition. Porter's work captures the extraordinary complexity of competition in a way that makes strategy both concrete and actionable.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from Free Pr (June 1, 1998)
9780684841465 | details & prices | 557 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $40.00
About: The author shows executives how to evaluate their company's own competitive position and take action to create a sustained competitive advantage
With Nancy Jane Hodes (other contributor), Tse-Tung Mao, Stuart R. Schram (other contributor) | from Free Pr (February 1, 1985)
9780029250907 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $37.50
This edition also contains Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings 1912-1949 : National Revolution and Social Revolution December 1920-June 1927
About: The author shows executives how to evaluate their company's own competitive position and take action to create a sustained competitive advantage
Miscellaneous
With Michael E. Porter | from Free Pr (June 30, 2008)
9781416595847 | details & prices | 592 pages | List price $27.99

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