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Asset Stock Accumulation and Sustainability of Competitive Advantage

Given incomplete factor markets, appropriate time paths of flow variables must be chosen to build required stocks of assets. That is, critical resources are accumulated rather than acquired in “strategic factor markets” (Barney [Barney, J. 1986. Strategic factor markets: Expectations, luck, and business strategy. Management Sci. (October) 1231–1241.]). Sustainability of a firm's asset position hinges on how easily assets can...

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