Extending Resource-Based Logic: Applying the Resource-Investment Concept to the Firm From a Payments Perspective

Angelina Zubac, Graham Hubbard, Lester Johnson

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Abstract

This article argues that resource-based logic can be extended by conceptualizing the firm in resource-investment terms. It establishes that investing in resources is essentially a bilateral process involving managers and the owners of capital and that all resource-investments are necessarily made within an institutional superstructure. As a result, the capital invested into the firm is necessarily highly structured. These ideas are developed in this article from a payments perspective because this perspective allows scholars to explore the ex ante investment decisions that allow firms to grow, and to focus on firms’ resource payments, which can be considered a proxy for firms’ ex post resource-investments. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications of these ideas,including the implications for performance, theory of the firm, and endogenous growth research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1867-1891
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Management
Volume38
Issue number6
Early online dateOct 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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