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Competitive advantage in public-sector organizations: explaining the public good/sustainable competitive advantage paradox

Matthews, Judith; Shulman, Arthur


Resource-based views of the firm and in particular Kay's (Why Firms Succeed. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995) model of sustainable competitive advantage have been used to advance an understanding of differences in the competitive advantage of private-sector firms. We extend the analysis to a public-sector firm where its major purpose includes engaging in public good by giving away its knowledge base and services. The case highlights the paradox that many public-sector organizations face in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Business Research
DOI: 10.1016/S0148-2963(02)00498-8


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