Through the looking glass : contestability theory and the resource-based view
Lockett, Andy and Thompson, S.. (2010) Through the looking glass : contestability theory and the resource-based view. Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol.19 (No.2). pp. 98-108. ISSN 1056-4926Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492609353086
In this essay we explore the curious symmetry between contestability theory (CT) and the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm. CT assumes away all distinctions between incumbent firms and potential competitors. By contrast, the RBV stresses the fundamental heterogeneity of firms and why such differences may be sustainable. The juxtaposition of the two theories highlights the potential trade-off between rigor and relevance in theory development and provides the opportunity to further our understanding of the RBV.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|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:||Journal of Management Inquiry|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 98-108|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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