Each chapter in the novel raises one or more issues that can have an impact on the ability of a firm to develop and execute strategy. These notes identify these issues by chapter and then suggest additional readings that can be helpful in thinking about them. When appropriate, the additional readings include chapters from two strategic management textbooks:

•   Barney, J. B. Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2011 [referred to as Barney (2011)].

•   Barney, J. B., and W. Hesterly. Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2010 [referred to as Barney and Hesterly (2010)].

Barney (2011) is a more advanced textbook, ...

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