What is the meaning of competitive advantage? Academic Article uri icon


  • The terminology used in the field of strategic management that might possibly garner the prize for the most overworked and least understood catch-phrase is "competitive advantage." Yet, in spite of the vast acceptance of this phrase, there are few attempts to clearly state what competitive advantage actually is, and this appears to be regardless of whether its use in research or practitioner-oriented publications. The meaning of competitive advantage is discussed.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Competitiveness Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Flint, G. D

complete list of authors

  • Flint, GD

publication date

  • January 2000