Technical Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2013 (Revised April 2013)

Relational Contracts and the Roots of Sustained Competitive Advantage

by Rebecca M. Henderson

Abstract

This note focuses on organizational "competencies" or "capabilities" as a potential source of sustained competitive advantage. Research in this area hypothesizes that some firms outperform their competition because they can do things that their rivals cannot.

Keywords: Competitive Advantage; Performance;

Citation:

Henderson, Rebecca M. "Relational Contracts and the Roots of Sustained Competitive Advantage." Harvard Business School Technical Note 313-105, January 2013. (Revised April 2013.)