Making sense of the resource-based view?

Tywoniak, Stephane (2007) Making sense of the resource-based view? In Academy of Management, 2007, Philadelphia, USA.


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: 10583
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author.
Keywords: Strategy, Resource Based View, Sensemaking
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:34

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