Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage

  title={Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage},
  author={Jay B. Barney},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={120 - 99}
  • J. Barney
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • Business
  • Journal of Management
Understanding sources of sustained competitive advantage has become a major area of research in strategic management. Building on the assumptions that strategic resources are heterogeneously distributed acrossfirms and that these differences are stable over time, this article examines the link betweenfirm resources and sustained competitive advantage. Four empirical indicators of the potential of firm resources to generate sustained competitive advantage-value, rareness, imitability, and… 

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