Resource-Base View Essay

29863 Words Nov 16th, 2015 120 Pages
Stockholm School of Economics
Department of Management and Organization
Master Thesis, 20 credits

“Can strategic analysis through a market and resource based view prevent the founding of companies with an unsustainable business strategy?”

Abstract
The Resource-based and Market-based views (RBV and MBV) are two theoretical frameworks which try to find an optimal structure for business strategy by focusing on key strategic points to gain the maximum output or return. During the peak and later upheaval of what is often called the “dot.com bubble” – business models, valuations and strategies were questioned with regards to their anchorage to reality and building endurable businesses. Based on a wide investigation of literature
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Nonetheless we also conclude even a “true” analysis would have had very little or no lessening or preventive impact on the dot.com bubble as the forces behind the bubble were first and foremost of an irrational character.

Authors: 20774 Philip Konopik & 20750 Jonas Lindgren
Supervisor: Martin Sköld
Opponents:
Presentation: 18th December, 10:15-12:00, (B621) Saltmätargatan 13-17 pl. 6

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction .................................................................................................. 3
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.4
1.5
1.6

Background ............................................................................................................................................... 3
Purpose ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
Delimitations ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Organization and market .................................................................................................................... 5
First and second hand information ................................................................................................... 5
Prerequisite definitions

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