- Discuss the resource-based view of competitive advantage. Why is it important to understand organizational differences to use this approach?
- Briefly define what is meant by competitive advantage. Are competitive advantage and sustained competitive advantage identical concepts? Compare and contrast the two concepts.
Case Study #12: AIDSCAP Nepal
- Conduct an internal environmental analysis, identifying the value-creating strengths and weaknesses for each value chain component. Model your response after Exhibit 4-4 (p. 144) “Value Creating Strengths and Value Reducing Weaknesses.”
- For each strength, assess the competitive relevance, using Exhibit 4-6 (p. 149) as an example.