Towards a Dynamic Resource-Based View: Insights from Austrian capital and Entrepreneurship Theory

Nicolai Juul Foss, Ibuki Ishikawa

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    The dominant view in the strategic management field is the resource-based view (“RBV”). It has often been observed that the RBV is lacking in the dynamic dimension. For example, processes of building competitive advantages by means of combining existing complementary resources in novel ways are not inquired into. We argue that the RBV may profitably draw on Austrian (Misesian) and Knightian insights in entrepreneurship and capital theory, particularly in its Lachmannian manifestation, in order to strengthen its dynamic components. We link the RBV and Austrian ideas in the context of the theory of complex systems pioneered by Herbert Simon. We draw a number of implications for strategic management from this synthesis, notably into resource value and sustainability of competitive advantage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherCenter for Strategic Management and Globalization
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Print)8791815223
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
    SeriesSMG Working Paper

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