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European and American Origins of Competitive Advantage

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This chapter explores the origins of the theme of competitive advantage in 19th and early 20th century economics. This theme, which forms the core of modern Strategic Management, was a battleground for debates about the value of abstract theory versus observations about real-life events. Intellectual genealogies, citations, and other sources show the central roles played by the University of Vienna and Harvard University. These two institutions strongly influenced the theory of monopolistic c...

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Thomas Powell More by this author
Noushi Rahman More by this author
William Starbuck More by this author
Publication date:
2010
URN:
uuid:9f63c16e-8e04-4b44-9a5f-79fe0a720a40
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1930

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