Toward an Integrative Theory of the Firm

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Toward an Integrative Theory of the Firm

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dc.contributor.author Li, Xin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-30
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-18T11:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-18T11:49:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8361
dc.description.abstract This paper argues that the existing four major theories of the firm, i.e., the transaction cost theory, resource-based view, the entrepreneurial theory, and the stakeholder theory, are all insightful yet partial because each of them has a particular focus on the phenomenon of the firm. To better understand the nature and behaviors of the firm, we need a comprehensive yet integrative theory. Toward this end, this paper proposes a relationship-based theory of the firm (R’BT) which claims that it is the relationships between the entrepreneur and other individuals or firms that determine the existence, boundary, internal organization and competitive advantage of the firm. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries INT working paper;wp1-2011-xl
dc.subject.other Theory of the firm en_US
dc.subject.other Transaction cost en_US
dc.subject.other Resource en_US
dc.subject.other Entrepreneur en_US
dc.subject.other Stakeholder en_US
dc.subject.other Relationship en_US
dc.title Toward an Integrative Theory of the Firm en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11nov18 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT en_US
dc.idnumber x656316143 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Relationship-based Approach en_US


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