Sustainability of competitive advantage for example

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Sustainability of competitive advantage. For example, differentiation in retail-apparel is often very difficult to sustain over extended time period. Note: These are very broad-scope analyses. An analyst or manager should be intimately familiar with the operating environment of the firm, including product lines, key value drivers, growth/expansion opportunities, key risk factors, and potential indicators that the company is executing its strategy competently. One good source of strategy information is from management’s discussion and analysis of results. Tangible plans are useful, while vacuous platitudes are not (e.g.” we plan to expand into the Northeast with 50 new stores by 2007” versus, “our goal is to be the leading supplier of HVAC circulators and pumps”) Session 1 Page 12 of 13
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