Resources, Technology and Strategy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-01-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Over the past decade, the Resource-Based Perspective (RBP) has become a dominant force in strategic thinking. Under the influence of the RBP, managers have become increasingly aware of their ability to gain control over the destinies of their firms through the accumulation and effiecient use of resources including production capabilities, marketing prowess, finance and organisational culture. Technology is undoubtedly one of the most important afctors in the strategic management of resources. As the rate of change has accelerated in recent decades, firms have been challenged to use technological capabilities as weapons in their battles for market share. In this book, Foss and Robertson bring together contributors from Europe, North America and Asia to consider the strategic relationship between technology and other resources. Throughout the book, these experts take a critical approach to the RBP in order to assess both its strengths and weaknesses.Resources, Technology and Strategyalsoprovides a number of case studies of the importance of both having and not having strong technological capabilities in settings as diverse as the US semiconductor industry, small family manufacturing firms in Hong Kong and state-owned enterprises in China. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information . Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk .

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
The contributors ix
Introduction: resources, technology and strategy
Nicolai J. Foss
Paul L. Robertson
Equilibrium vs. evolution in the resource-based perspective: the conflicting legacies of Demsetz and Penrose
Nicolai J. Foss
Knowledge and capabilities: a new view of the firm
J. Stanley Metcalfe
Andrew James
Synthesising resource-based, evolutionary and neoclassical thought: resource-advantage theory as a general theory of competition
Shelby D. Hunt
A processual account of innovative capabilities
Peter W. Roberts
Product and process architectures in the management of knowledge resources
Ron Sanchez
Building innovative assets and dynamic coherence in multi-technology companies
Jens Frøslev Christensen
Dynamic complementarities and technology acquisition
Tomi Laamanen
Erkko Autio
Economic organisation and the accumulation of rent-yielding assets
Kirsten Foss
Capabilities and vertical disintegration in process technology: the case of semiconductor fabrication equipment
Richard N. Langlois
Technological capabilities and the strategies of small manufacturing firms: the case of Hong Kong
Tony F. Yu
Paul L. Robertson
Technological capabilities and foreign direct investment in China
Yizheng Shi
Index 271

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