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Any distinctive capability that endows a particular business with a competitive advantage over its rivals. The degree to which the business can exploit this unique competence varies according to the extent to which it can be imitated by rival firms. Some skills, such as technologies or processes, may be protected by patents; others may have been built up by reputation or by marketing expertise. See also resource-based view.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Business and Management.

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