The following optional assignment is worth 4 points:
- Find a firm that has recently been involved in a merger or acquisition or alliance with another firm (e.g., from a recent article on wsj.com).
- Enumerate the resource and/or resource bundle (i.e., groups of resources) shared as a result of this (refer to Table 1).
- Use Table 2 and Table 3 as a checklist to describe the value, rarity, inimitability and organization of the resource base, and whether you expect the firm to achieve and sustain competitive advantage.
- Use a 1-2 page memo format to complete the assignment (due in the dropbox by Dec 1st, no exceptions).