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Sources of Sustainable Competitive Advantage

3 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2016  

Baijnath Ramraika, CFA

Multi-Act EquiGlobe Limited

Prashant Trivedi


Date Written: January 5, 2016


Lately, quality as an investment factor has received significant attention. In our earlier papers on this topic, we have discussed a key element in the process of identification of quality businesses is the presence of competitive advantages. However, not all competitive advantages are created equal.

The strength of the competitive advantage and the risks that the business needs to protect itself against are largely dictated by the type of competitive advantage that the business possesses. This paper provides a summary overview of the various types of competitive advantages that we have identified over the years.

Keywords: Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Economies of Scale, Network Effect, Consumer Preference, Switching Cost, Mission Criticality, Low-Cost Supply

JEL Classification: G10, G11, G12, G14, C22

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Ramraika, CFA, Baijnath and Trivedi, Prashant, Sources of Sustainable Competitive Advantage (January 5, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Baijnath Ramraika, CFA (Contact Author)

Multi-Act EquiGlobe Limited ( email )

1102, The Core
No. 62, ICT Avenue, Cybercity
Ebene, Mauritius 72201
2304681188 (Phone)


Prashant Trivedi

MAEG ( email )

3rd Flr, Trade Centre Bldg
North Main Road, Koregaon Park
Pune, Maharashtra 411001

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