Synergies and Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Mikael Iversen

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    Abstract

    Synergy is a concept fraught with ambiguity about its sources and effects, perhaps as a consequence of of previous literature on the subject not distinguishing between these. In this paper, the sources of synergy are separated from the sources of sustainable competitive advantage in order to analyze the competitive implications of different types of synergies, and thus be able to answer the question of when and under which circumstances synergy can be expected to generate sustainable competitive advantage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherInstitut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)8778690579
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    SeriesArbejdsnote
    Number00-7
    ISSN1396-6723

    Keywords

    • Synergy
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Complementarity

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