(back to sustainability)

Core Readings
  1. Barney, J. B. (1991). “Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage,” Journal of Management 17, pp. 99-120.
  2. Katz, M. and C. Shapiro (1994). “Systems Competition and Network Effects,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 8, pp. 93-115.
  3. Lenox, M., S. Rockart and A. Lewin (2006). “Interdependency, Competition, and the Distribution of Firm and Industry Profits,” Management Science 52, pp. 757-772.
  4. Levinthal, D. (1997). “Adaptation on Rugged Landscapes,” Management Science 43, pp. 934-950.
  5. Lippman, S. A. and Rumelt, R. P. (1982). “Uncertain Immitability: An Analysis of Inter-firm Differences in Efficiency under Competition,” Bell Journal of Economics 13(3) pp. 418-438.
  6. Pacheco-de-Almeida, G. and Zemsky, P. (2007). “The Timing of Resource Development and Sustainable Competitive Advantage Management Science 53, pp. 651-666.
  7. Priem, R. and J. Butler (2001). “Is the Resource-Based `View' a Useful Perspective for Strategic Management Research? Academy of Management Review26, pp. 22-44.
  8. Rivkin, J. W. (2000). “Imitation of Complex Strategies,” Management Science 46:
  9. Sutton J. (1991). Sunk Costs and Market Structure: Price Competition, Advertising and the Evolution of Concentration, MIT Press.

Secondary Readings
  1. Adner, R. and P. Zemsky (2006). “A Demand Based Perspective on Sustainable Competitive Advantage.” Strategic Management Journal 27, pp. 215-239.
  2. Barney, J. B. (1986). “Strategic Factor Markets: Expectations, Luck, and Business Strategy.” Management Science 32, pp. 1231-1241.
  3. Barney, J. B. (2001). “Is the Resource-Based ''View'' a Useful Perspective for Strategic Management Research? Yes.” Academy of Management Review 26, pp. 41-56.
  4. Besanko, D., Dranove, D., Shanley, M., and Schaefer, S. (2007). Economics of Strategy John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  5. Dierickx, I. and K. Cool (1989). “Asset Stock Accumulation and Sustainability of Competitive Advantage.” Management Science 35, pp. 1504-1511.
  6. Katz, M. and C. Shapiro (1992). “Product Introduction with Network Externalities,” Journal of Industrial Economics 40, pp. 55-84.
  7. Makadok, R. and J. B. Barney (2001). “Strategic Factor Market Intelligence: An Application of Information Economics to Strategy Formulation and Competitor Intelligence” Management Science 47, pp. 1621-1638.
  8. Makadok, R. (2001). “Toward a Synthesis of the Resource-Based and Dynamic-Capability Views of Rent Creation,” Strategic Management Journal 22, pp. 387-401.
  9. Nelson, R. R., and Winter, S. G. (1982). An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  10. Pacheco-de-Almeida, G. and Zemsky, P. (2008). “Time-Consuming TechnologyDevelopment: How Imitation and Spillovers Affect Competitive Dynamics,” NYU Stern School of Business Research Paper.
  11. Porter, M.E. (1980). Competitive Strategy, Free Press, New York, 1980.
  12. Porter, M.E. (1985). Competitive Advantage, Free Press, New York, 1985.
  13. Priem, R. L. and J.E. Butler (2001). “Tautology in the Resource-Based View and the Implications of Externally Determined Resource Value: Further Comments,” The Academy of Management Review 26, pp. 57-66.
  14. Reed, R. and R. DeFillippi, J. 1990. “Causal Ambiguity, Barriers to Imitation, and Sustainable Competitive Advantage.” Academy of Management Review 15, pp. 88-102.
  15. Rochet, J. C. and J. Tirole 2006. “Two-Sided Markets: A Progress Report.” RAND Journal of Economics 37, pp. 645-667.
  16. Shapiro, C and H. Varian 1999. “Networks and Positive Feedback” in Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy Harvard Business School Press.
  17. Sutton J. 1998. Technology and Market Structure. TheMIT press
  18. Wernerfelt, B. (1984). “A Resource-Based View of the Firm,” Strategic Management Journal 5, pp. 171-180.