Where Do Issues Come From?
The Consequences of Controversies
Resource Access for Competitive Advantage
Controversies have negative impacts on organizations when they reduce access to resources. Organizations need access to resources such as raw materials, premises, employees, financing, suppliers, and customers. Those companies that succeed in securing superior access to valuable, scarce, nonsubstitutable resources gain a competitive advantage over others.1
Access to resources can be controlled directly by a wide variety of stakeholders, including municipalities, government licensing bodies, industry regulators, unions, banks, stock exchanges, and other financial intermediaries. Access can also be directly or indirectly influenced ...