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Linking resource acquisition and development processes to resource-based advantage : bricolage and the resource-based view

Steffens, Paul R., Senyard, Julienne M., & Baker, Ted (2009) Linking resource acquisition and development processes to resource-based advantage : bricolage and the resource-based view. In 6th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, 4-6 Feb 2009, University of Adelaide, Adelaide. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

We investigate the relationship between bricolage – an approach to a firm’s resource development – and the firm’s strategic resource position as depicted by the resource-based view (RBV). The RBV is concerned with the resource characteristics of firms that lead to sustainable competitive advantage. Alternatively, bricolage is a process of resource use and development characterised by using resources at hand, recombining resources and making do. Based on a sample of approximately 700 nascent and 700 young firms we find that higher levels of bricolage behaviour tend to lead to more advantageous strategic resource positions.

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ID Code: 26403
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: bricolage, resource-based view, entrepreneurship
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2009 10:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:55

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