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Making Sense of the Resource-Based View?

Tywoniak, Stephane (2007) Making Sense of the Resource-Based View? In Solomon, George (Ed.) Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, 3 – 8 August, Philadelphia, United States.

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Abstract

The Resource Based View (RBV) of strategic management has been criticized for relying on inconsistent assumptions of rationality, and mutually inconsistent underlying hypotheses. In this paper, I outline how these critiques can be addressed by re-building RBV on a sense-making foundation. The core notions from sense-making of bounded cognition, retrospective sense-making, incrementalism, loose coupling, causal maps and organizational paradigm are introduced. These are then used to propose a re-construction of key RBV constructs, extending some conceptual discussions, and providing for a conceptually consistent formulation. Implications for the use of RBV as a theory and future research are discussed.

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ID Code: 10137
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Change Management, Employee Attitudes, Turnover
ISSN: 1543-8643
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Academy of Management
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:43

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