Diamond Theory of Competitive Advantage


The concept examines the Diamond Theory of Competitive Advantage and explores the impact of the national environment on international competitive performance. It offers useful business evidence and lists the weaknesses and advantages of this theory, as well as professional tools that can direct you to further resources.

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Diamond Theory of Competitive Advantage

Diamond Theory of Competitive Advantage Definition

The Diamond theory of competitive advantage seeks to address the question of why a nation becomes the home base for successful international competitors in an industry (Porter, 1990).

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  • Botten, N. (2009) CIMA: Enterprise Strategy: CIMA official Exam Practice Kit. Elsevier, Oxford.
  • Davies, H. and Ellis, P. (2000) Porter’s Competitive Advantage of Nations: Time for the Final Judgement? Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 38(8), pp. 1189-213.
  • Dunning, J. (1990) Dunning on Porter. International Executive, Vol. 35(4), pp. 283-99.
  • Hodgetts, R. (1993) Porter’s Diamond Framework in a Mexican Context Management International Review, Vol. 33(2), pp. 41-55.

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