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Higher-order industrial Capabilities and competitive advantage

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  • Nicolai Foss

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This paper makes some analytical suggestions to help explain the advantages that firms derive from clustering or networking. The concept of 'higher-order capabilities' is introduced to identify the assets which may give firms in such clusters or networks some competitive advantages over firms that are not members of such clusters. Higher-order capabilities are non-traded interdependencies among firms, and may be approached in terms of the resource-based view of recent strategic thinking.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Industry and Innovation.

Volume (Year): 3 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-20

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