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Defying imitation; matchless.

[Middle English, from Latin inimitābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + imitābilis, imitable (from imitārī, to imitate; see aim- in Indo-European roots).]

in·im′i·ta·bil′i·ty, in·im′i·ta·ble·ness n.
in·im′i·ta·bly adv.
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Therefore, effective human capital management, which includes attraction, development, deployment, and inimitability, is crucial to increase organizational performance (Hatch & Dyer, 2004).
Such inimitability implies a captivating appeal, as the hypnotic, almond-shaped eyes of a snake-or those of a beautiful woman-can hold a power as incomparable as it can be unconquerable.
Value is generally implied by the resource helping a firm improve its effectiveness and efficiency, rarity by the resource providing the firm with competitive disparity, inimitability by the difficulty other firms face when aiming to replicate the resource, and nonsubstitutability by the absence of equivalent strategic resources (cf.
Rare and valuable resources may be foundational to a competitive advantage, but inimitability is what protects such advantage and may confer a sustained nature for this.
The opening chapters, paired under the rubric of "Professions," demonstrate how the traits of mystery and inimitability appear within treatises on professions.
Inimitability refers to the extent to which the competitors can imitate a skill or a resource.
Hence, there can be no doubt about the inimitability of the Qur'an's literary style, about the miracle of its rhyme and the marvel of its rhythm.
The historical trajectory of the firm is a source of unity, through the development of skills, capabilities and inimitability (Barney, 1995).
Since for Muslim believers the Qur'an is inimitable scripture (the inimitability of the Qur'an is an absolute dogma of Islamic theology), the negative portrayal of Jews represents a level of truth that is extremely difficult to question.
The rarity and inimitability of this resource is demonstrated by the fact that the competitors have not been able to develop internal teams to perform this work, while the other VRIO attributes are explicit in the characteristics of this resource.
Yet there is just enough flux and flaw in these works--in, for instance, the spatter of tiny drips that invades their fields of otherwise pure white--that their inimitability is retained.