Why Micro-foundations for Resource-Based Theory Are Needed and What They May Look Like

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    One of the important events in the development of resource-based theory (RBT) over the past decade has been the call for establishing micro-foundations for RBT. However, the micro-foundations project is still largely an unfulfilled promise. This article clarifies the nature of the micro-foundations project, discusses what it may add in terms of additional explanatory leverage, and specifically addresses micro-foundations in the context of knowledge-based value creation, a key theme in RBT.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Management
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)1413-1428
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Micro-foundations
    • Ressource-based Theory
    • Human Ressources
    • Motivation

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