The Role of Resources and Capabilities in Value Appropriation

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The matter of who appropriates the economic value created by a firm’s resources and capabilities has remained largely unresolved in strategic management. The aim of the paper is to highlight some of the shortcomings of established strategic management theory in explaining value appropriation, outline key examples of value appropriation mechanisms, and empirically illustrate the link between these mechanisms and specific firm-level resources and capabilities. Results show that particular resources and capabilities affect value appropriation through increased control, information, and switching costs. The results imply that commitment to resources and capabilities facilitating value appropriation through elevated control, information and switching costs can constitute an alternative avenue for firms to reach competitive advantage.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2007
EventStrategic Management Society Annual Conference, 2007 - San Diego, California, United States
Duration: 2007 Oct 142010 Oct 17


ConferenceStrategic Management Society Annual Conference, 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, California

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics and Business


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