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The Key Concepts

  • Jonathan Sutherland
  • Diane Canwell
Part of the Palgrave Key Concepts book series (PKC)

Abstract

The term ‘absolute cost advantage’ is largely associated with one of the many barriers to entry which prevent businesses from entering new markets. Absolute cost advantages are the benefits which a larger, more established business can achieve through economies of scale or as a result of an innovation which has allowed them to reduce costs. Typically, a new competitor entering the market may face a price war, which often causes new entrants to fail, whilst the incumbent, having the absolute cost advantage, manages to survive.

Keywords

Cash Flow Human Resource Management International Business Strategic Management Emotional Intelligence 
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