Scientific Progress in Strategic Management


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Scientific Progress in Strategic Management

Show simple item record Foss, Nicolai J. en_US 2009-02-04T10:27:27Z 2009-02-04T10:27:27Z 2005-11-22T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791815134 en_US
dc.description.abstract Does the RBV represent a case of scientific progress? And has it emerged as the dominant approach to the analysis of competitive advantage for this reason? Conventional criteria for scientific progress, notably those of the growth of knowledge literature, are not particularly helpful for understanding this. Instead, it is argued that in order to understand why the RBV is an instance of scientific progress, we should begin from the notion that reduction is at the heart of progress in science, and that many scientists implicitly or explicitly hold this view. The RBV is a case of scientific progress because it identified theoretical mechanisms at levels lower than those that were usually investigated in strategy research prior to the RBV. Unfortunately, the micro-emphasis of the RBV gave way during the 1990s to more aggregative modes of theorizing (i.e., the capabilities approach). Thus, the RBV represents an "unfinished revolution" as there is still considerable potential to dig deeper in the deep structure of competitive advantage. Keywords: Resource-based view, mechanisms, reductionism, competitive advantage, transaction costs, property rights. JEL Code: L2, M1 en_US
dc.format.extent 29 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working paper;2005-011 en_US
dc.title Scientific Progress in Strategic Management en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05nov22 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.description.notes Prepared for a special issue of The Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital on "Twenty Years after the Resource-based View,‿ edited by Patricia Ordonez de Pablos, Margaret Peteraf, and Juan Ventura. en_US
dc.idnumber 8791815134 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The case of the Resource-based view en_US

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