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The resource based theory: dissemination and main trends

Acedo, F.J. and Barroso, Carmen and Galan, J.L. (2006) The resource based theory: dissemination and main trends. Strategic Management Journal, 27 (7). pp. 621-636. ISSN 0143-2095

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Abstract

Papers published on the resource-based theory (RBT) have made clear its widespread application, heterogeneity, and usefulness as a strategic approach. This paper empirically analyzes the assumptions underlying the theory from an inductive perspective. The paper differs from previous works by identifying the main trends within the theory and by noting their diffusion among the leading management-oriented journals. Three main trends are shown to coexist within RBT: the resource-based view, the knowledge-based view, and the relational view.