Resouce-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

Resouce-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

by Jay B. Barney, Delwyn N. Clark
     
 

The 'Resource-Based View of the Firm' has emerged over the last fifteen years as one of the dominant perspectives used in strategic management. It addresses the fundamental research question of strategic management: Why it is that some firms persistently outperform others?

Resource-Based Theory provides a considered overview of this theory, including the

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The 'Resource-Based View of the Firm' has emerged over the last fifteen years as one of the dominant perspectives used in strategic management. It addresses the fundamental research question of strategic management: Why it is that some firms persistently outperform others?

Resource-Based Theory provides a considered overview of this theory, including the latest developments, from one of the key thinkers in its development. In broad terms it offers an alternative to Michael Porter's approach, focusing more on the competences and capabilities of the firm, rather than its positioning in its chosen markets.

Jay B. Barney has long been recognised as one of the leading contributor to the resource-based theory literature. In this book he has collaborated with Delwyn N. Clark to produce the first book to examine the theory in a holistic and in-depth manner. The authors explore not only the applications of the theory in research, teaching, and practice, but also its early roots in traditional economic theory, development and proliferation in the 1990s, and later influence on management thinking.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199277681
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/05/2007
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     v
List of Figures     x
Resource-Based Theory
The strategic management question and the emergence of resource-based theory     3
Strategic factor markets and competitive advantage     31
Firm resources and sustained competitive advantage     49
Rbt and Organizational Capabilities
Culture as a source of sustained competitive advantage     79
Trust as a source of sustained competitive advantage     93
Human resources as a source of sustained competitive advantage     121
Information technology as a source of sustained competitive advantage     143
RBT and Organizational Strategies
Resource-based theory and vertical integration     161
Resource-based theory and corporate diversification     185
Resource-based theory and mergers and acquisitions     205
RBT: The Research Frontier
Resource-based theory: empirical research     221
The future of resource-based theory     247
Bibliography     265
Index     307

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