The development of the resource-based view of the firm: A critical appraisal
Lockett, Andy, Thompson, Steve and Morgenstern, Uta. (2009) The development of the resource-based view of the firm: A critical appraisal. International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol.11 (No.1). pp. 9-28. ISSN 1460-8545Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2370.2008.00252.x
Over the last 20 years, the resource-based view (RBV) has reached a pre-eminent position among theories in the field of strategy, but debate continues as to its precise nature. This paper contributes to the debate by critically reviewing the development of the RBV to date. The critical appraisal examines the development of the RBV in terms of theory, method, empirical evidence and practical insights. It is contended that the permeable and eclectic nature of the RBV stems from its being a theory about what firms are and how they function, and that its popularity is due to an absence of limiting behavioural assumptions. Finally, the authors provide their own subjective views on where they think RBV scholars should focus their efforts in the future.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Management Reviews|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 9-28|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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