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Competitors' Resource-Oriented Strategies: Acting Upon Competitors' Resources Through Interventions in Factor Markets and Political Markets

53 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2007  

Laurence Capron

INSEAD - Strategy

Olivier Chatain

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy

Date Written: September 2007

Abstract

In this paper, we argue that we can reach a better understanding of the relationships between firm resources and competitive advantage by considering actions that firms take against their rivals' resources in factor markets and political markets. We outline market and firm characteristics that facilitate the deployment of competitors' resource-oriented strategies. We then argue that the effectiveness of the firm's actions on its competitors' resources depends on the competitive responses of the competitors being attacked.

Keywords: Resources, Resource preemption, Strategic factor markets, Corporate political strategies, Scarcity rents, Competitive interactions

Suggested Citation

Capron, Laurence and Chatain, Olivier, Competitors' Resource-Oriented Strategies: Acting Upon Competitors' Resources Through Interventions in Factor Markets and Political Markets (September 2007). INSEAD Business School Research Paper No. 2007/63/ST/ACGRD. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1020273 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1020273

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