This paper puts forward that we can reach a better understanding of the value of resources in the resource-based view by embracing the notion of resource functionality and considering that value is a subjective feature of a resource. It is argued that the value of a resource does not only derive from its application in product markets and that the value-price-cost model is too limited. It is then argued that the value of a resource depends on managers’ assessments of four generic types of functionality: the suitability, combinability, fecundity, and durability of a resource. The paper contributes by providing a generic typology of resource value that facilitates resource-based theorizing and that enables a systematic assessment of the value of resources in practice.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2009|
|Event||29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference 2009: Strategies in an Uncertain World - Washington, United States|
Duration: 11 Nov 2009 → 14 Nov 2009
Conference number: 29
|Conference||29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference 2009|
|Period||11/11/09 → 14/11/09|
Kraaijenbrink, J. (2009). Value in the Resource-Based View: Resource Functionality as Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage. Paper presented at 29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference 2009, Washington, United States.