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The Timing of Resource Development and Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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The Timing of Resource Development and Sustainable Competitive Advantage
We develop a formal model of the timing of resource development by competing …rms. Our aim is to deepen and extend resource-level theorizing about sustainable competitive advantage. Our analysis formalizes the notion of barriers to imitation, particularly those based on time compression diseconomies where the faster a …rm develops a resource the greater the cost. Time compression diseconomies are derived from a micro-model of resource development with diminishing returns to e¤ort. We use a continuous time model of the ‡ows of development costs and market revenues, which allows us to integrate strategic and …nancial analyses of …rm investment problems. We examine two dimensions of sustainability: whether the resources underlying a …rm’s competitive advantage are economically imitable and, if so, how long imitation takes. Surprisingly, we show that sustainable competitive advantage does not necessarily lead to superior performance. We …nd that imitators sometimes bene...
Gonçalo Pacheco-de-Almeida, Peter Zemsky
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where MANSCI
Authors Gonçalo Pacheco-de-Almeida, Peter Zemsky
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