Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 1992

Resources: The Essence of Corporate Advantage

by Cynthia A. Montgomery


Introduces the idea that a firm's resources are at the heart of corporate advantage. Identifies six characteristics of a resource that together describe its potential for creating value for the firm.

Keywords: Resource Allocation; Competitive Advantage; Value Creation;


Montgomery, Cynthia A. "Resources: The Essence of Corporate Advantage." Harvard Business School Background Note 792-064, February 1992.