The resource based theory: dissemination and main trends

Published on Jul 1, 2006in Strategic Management Journal5.572
· DOI :10.1002/smj.532
Francisco J. Acedo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Seville),
Carmen Barroso7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Seville),
José Luis Galán González14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Seville)
Papers published on the resource-based theory (RBT) have made clear its widespread application, heterogeneity, and usefulness as a strategic approach. This paper empirically analyzes the assumptions underlying the theory from an inductive perspective. The paper differs from previous works by identifying the main trends within the theory and by noting their diffusion among the leading management-oriented journals. Three main trends are shown to coexist within RBT: the resource-based view, the knowledge-based view, and the relational view. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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