(back to competition & performance)

Primary Readings

  1. Makowski, L. & Ostroy, J. M. (2001) Perfect Competition and the Creativity of the Market. Journal of Economic Literature 39, 479--535.
  2. Porter, M. E. (1979) How competitive forces shape strategy. Harvard Business Review 57, 137--145.
  3. Wernerfelt, B. (1984) A resource-based view of the firm. Strategic Management Journal 5, 171--180.
  4. Brandenburger, A. M. & Stuart, H. W. (1996) Value-based Business Strategy. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 5, 5--24.
  5. MacDonald, G. & Ryall, M. D. (2004) How Do Value Creation and Competition Determine Whether a Firm Appropriates Value?. Management Science 50, 1319--1333.
  6. Brandenburger, A. & Stuart, H. (2007) Biform games. Management Science 53, 537-549.

Supplemental Readings

Economists in Their Own Words

  1. Walras, L. (1874) Elements of Pure Economics.
  2. Jevons, W. S. (1879) The theory of political economy.
  3. Menger, C. (1871) Principles of Economics.
  4. Knight, F. (1946) Immutable law in economics: its reality and limitations. American Economic Review 36, 93--111.
  5. Debreu, G. (1959) Theory of Value: An Axiomatic Analysis of Economic Equilibrium.
  6. Makowski, L. & Ostroy, J. M. (1995) Appropriation and Efficiency: A Revision of the First Theorem of Welfare Economics. American Economic Review 85, 808--27.

More from the Strategy Mainstream

  1. Barney, J. (1991) Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage. Journal of Management 17, 99.
  2. Collis, D. J. & Montgomery, C. A. (1997) Corporate strategy: resources and the scope of the firm.
  3. Saloner, G., Shepard, A., & Podolny, J. M. (2000) Strategic management.
  4. Grant, R. M. (2002) Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Concepts, Techniques, Applications.
  5. Moran, P. & Ghoshal, S. (1996) Value creation by firms. Unpublished working paper, INSEAD .

Additional Strategy Applications of Cooperative Game Theory

  1. Brandenburger, A. & Nalebuff, B. (1996) Co-opetition.
  2. Gans, J., MacDonald, G., & Ryall, M. (2008) The Two Sides of Competition and Their Implications for Strategy. Working Paper.
  3. Ryall, M. D. & Sorenson, O. (2007) Brokers and Competitive Advantage. Management Science 53, 566.
  4. Chatain, O. & Zemsky, P. (2007) The Horizontal Scope of the Firm: Organizational Tradeoffs vs. Buyer-Supplier Relationships. Management Science 53, 550.
  5. Adegbesan, J. (2008) On the Origins of Competitive Advantage: Strategic Factor Markets and Heterogeneous Resource Complementarity. Forthcoming, Academy of Management Review.

CGT-Related Technical

  1. Myerson, R. B. (1991) Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict.
  2. Stuart Jr, H. W. (2005) Biform Analysis of Inventory Competition [J]. Manufacturing and Service Operation Management 7, 347--359.
  3. Stuart, J. (1997) The supplier-firm-buyer game and its m-sided generalization. Mathematical Social Sciences 34, 21--27.
  4. Bondareva, O. N. (1962) Theory of the core in the n-person game. Vestnik , 27.
  5. Shapley, L. S. (1965) On Balanced Sets and Cores. DTIC Research Report.