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  • Special Assets As The Firm's Competitive Advantage
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    Corporate Strategy " Sources of competitive advantage rarely yield added value that can be sustained over time. ' The following essay is going to attempt to assess the above proposition and try to find if it is possible to add value continually over a period of time. I will first discuss what competitive advantage is and what it means to a firm. Then I will explain the sources of competitive advantage and how the distinctive capabilities of a firm allow it to sustain added value. The discussion ...
  • Market Price In A Competitive Industry
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    Pure Competition There are many industries. Economist group them into four market models: 1) pure competition which involves a very large number of firms producing a standardized producer. New firms may enter very easily. 2) Pure monopoly is a market structure in which one firm is the sole seller a product or service like a local electric company. Entry of additional firms is blocked so that one firm is the industry. 3) Monopolistic competition is characterized by a relatively large number of se...
  • Price's Competitive With Other Firms
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    When examining the effect of open marketing on the profession of accounting it is important to view it from three perspectives: the client's, the profession's, and society's. Additionally, two key areas that are affected by marketing must be addressed, these are concerning competition, and ethical implications. Marketing in public accounting is here to stay therefore making an argument against its existence would be fruitless; however, in order to achieve maximum benefit to the firm, the client,...
  • Competitive Firms In The Long Run
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    Analyzing the Monopolistic Competition of the Retail Industry Understanding the Terms Symbol = a code comprised of letters used as a unique identification of the stock 52 week High = the highest price reached during the last 52 weeks 52 week Low = the lowest price reached during the last 52 weeks Dividend = taxable payment declared by a company's board of directors & given to its shareholders out of the company's current / retained earnings Dividend Yield = yield a company pays its shareholders ...
  • Monopoly Powers To Private Trading Companies
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    INTRODUCTION Monopoly is an economic situation in which only a single seller or producer supplies a commodity or a service. For a monopoly to be effective there must be no practical substitutes for the product or service sold, and no serious threat of the entry of a competitor into the market. This enables the seller to control the price. One or more of the following elements are of great importance in establishing a monopoly in a particular industry: (1) Control of a major resource necessary to...
  • Firms In A Perfectly Competitive Industry
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    Brisbane, Australia, is the third largest city; where it serves up some of Australia's best culinary finds. There is a marvellous collection of Brisbane restaurants with everything from stylish boutique eateries featuring top chefs from around the world to local diners than feature Australian specialities (ABC Integra, 2004). This essay will discuss the extent to which restaurants in Brisbane match the characteristic of a perfectly competitive industry both in the short and long run. Following t...
  • Non Price Competition Firms
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    Examine the concept of competition. Explain how it works in market economies. In what way is it a crucial part of the business environment? 1000 words In this essay I have analysed the different types of competition and market structures, and linked this to a current world example. I've discussed the neo-classical and dynamic approaches to competition and have studied Michael Porter's Five Force model. Systemic and structural competitiveness has been mentioned, and market economies are examined ...
  • Firm's Resource
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    OVERVIEW Effective human resource management is undoubtedly critical to the success of virtually all firms. Thus its importance is huge in the study of business strategy; which is the system of the firm's important choices that are critical to the firm's survival and relative success (Boxall and Purcell 2003). Getting more specific, strategic human resource management as a field of study is concerned with the strategic choices associated with the use of labour in firms and with explaining why so...
  • Monopolistically Competitive Firm
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    Oligopoly Oligopoly is a market structure dominated by a small number Of large firms, selling either identical or differentiated products, and there are significant barriers to entry into the industry. This is one of four basic market structures. The other three are perfect competition, monopoly, and monopolistic competition. Oligopoly being a general market structure category, dominates the modern economic landscape. About half of the output produced in the world's economy can be traced to olig...
  • Canada's Competitive Position In The Global Economy
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    Over the past few years, Canada's economy has done comparatively well and has demonstrated some resilience to the fluctuating global economy. However, Canada remains to be relatively less competitive with respect to other developed countries. In this paper I will attempt to take a closer look at Canada's position in the global economy today and examine the relevant issues. Competition is an important driver of innovation and productivity growth. Looking at the domestic Canadian economy, perhaps ...
  • Competition And Monopoly
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    Monopolies are under constant critics from the public and other producers of being polutive, straining to competition and they are accused of worsening resource allocation. Whether this is true or not, depends on the specific company, but certain characteristics are possible to define. It is these I will describe in the following, and hence conclude if monopolies worsen or improve resource allocation. It is important to distinguish between competition and monopoly before describing advantages an...
  • Pure Competitive Firm
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    There are four distinct markets structures in the American economy. These four markets are, pure competition, pure monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. These four market models differ as to the number of firms in the industry, whether those firms produce standardized products, or try to differentiate their products from those of other firms, and how easy or difficult it is for firms to enter the industry. First, pure competition market involves a very large number of firms producin...
  • Pareto Efficiency Monopolistic Competition Among Firms
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    Efficiency: refers to the relationship between the value of the benefit relative to the costs incurred to obtain the benefit. An activity is efficient if the total benefit exceeds the total cost. An outcome is efficient if there is no other outcome that makes someone better off without making someone worse off. Allocative efficiency: is achieved when resources are distributed among alternative uses such that the goods and services produces are those most highly valued by consumers. No rearrangem...
  • Five Competitive Forces Porter
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    In his book Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors, Michael Porter discusses five forces that drive competition within every industry and every market. The forces that he identifies are: the threat of entry by new competition, the intense rivalry amongst existing competitors, the threat of substitute products, the bargaining power of suppliers, and the bargaining power buyers. The first part of Porter's model deals with the threat of new competition. According ...
  • Only Source Of Sustained Competitive Advantage
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    Innovation is the Only Sustainable Source of Competitive Advantage "An innovative business is one which lives and breathes 'outside the box'. It is a combination of good ideas, motivated staff, and an instinctive understanding of what your customer wants". (Branson, R., 1998) Every business must grow in order to survive. Innovation involves using ideas and knowledge to create products and services, which create consumer demand in the marketplace. "The innovation process is a cycle in which ideas...
  • Firm's Resources And Capabilities
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    Having defined positioning, we can now begin to answer the question, "What is strategy?" Strategy is the creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities. If there were only one ideal position, there would be no need for strategy. Companies would face a simple imperative-win the race to discover and preempt it. The essence of strategic positioning is to choose activities that are different from rivals'. If the same set of activities were best to produce all var...

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