Resource-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage by Jay B. BarneyResource-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage by Jay B. Barney

Resource-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

byJay B. Barney, Delwyn N. Clark

Paperback | May 3, 2007

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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 thanits 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 ofthe 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.
Jay B. Barney is a Professor of Management and holds the Chase Chair in Strategic Management at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Best known for his work on resource-based theory, he has published over 75 articles in the field of strategic management, along with four books. Professor Barney...
Title:Resource-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive AdvantageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:May 3, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199277699

ISBN - 13:9780199277698


Table of Contents

Part I: RESOURCE-BASED THEORY1. The strategic management question and the emergence of resource-based theory2. Strategic factor markets and competitive advantage3. Firm resources and sustained competitive advantagePart II: RBT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES4. Culture as a source of sustained competitive advantage5. Trust as a source of sustained competitive advantage6. Trust as a source of sustained competitive advantage7. Information technology as a source of sustained competitive advantagePart III: RBT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES8. Resource-based theory and vertical integration9. Resource-based theory and corporate diversification10. Resource-based theory and mergers and acquisitionsPart IV: RBT: THE RESEARCH FRONTIER11. Resource-based theory: empirical research12. The future of resource-based theory