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differentiate

verb characterize, classify, contrast, demarcate, discern between, discriminate, distinguish, draw the line, exercise discrimination, make a dissinction, make distinctive, mark off by differences, mark out, particularize, perceive clearly, recognize as separate, segregate, separate as different, set apart as different, set off, show a difference, single out, sort out, subtilize, tell apart, tell from
See also: call, characterize, compare, contrast, define, demarcate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, enumerate, except, exclude, label, secern, select, specify, title
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The greater buyer sophistication is making design an even more important differentiator.
Niche differentiators can thrive in high velocity environments because their relatively small size and simple organization promotes the agility needed to adapt quickly to the changes in customer demand and business conditions (Miller, 1988).
Niche differentiators generally require that manufacturing processes maintain flexibility to accommodate environmental changes in customer demand and competitor behavior (Goldhar & Jelinek, 1983; Nemetz & Fry, 1988; and Swamidass & Newell, 1987).
This theoretical framework suggests that low differentiators may have more difficulty in identifying sources of information appropriate for an ill-defined or uncertain task than would high differentiators.
Low differentiators may form intraorganizational links for the purpose of gathering readily available summary information that further defines a task or problem situation.