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A Competence-based Theory of the Firm

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  • Joerg Freiling

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    (University of Bremen, SME Management, Start-up Business and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business Studies and Economics)

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The research question of the article is: Does the competence-based view, representing a theory of sustaining competitive advantage, offer simultaneously a comprehensive theory of the firm? In order to develop an answer, it appears to be necessary to elaborate the theoretical basis of the competence-based view by delimitating this perspective from the resource-based one. The scrutiny suggests that the competence-based view represents a theory of the firm with other answers than current theories of the firm in use. Moreover, not all the answers of the competence-based view as to the theory of the firm are convincing. Therefore, fundamental weaknesses and shortcomings, which can be dispelled, are pointed out.

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Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Management Revue - The international Review of Management Studies.

Volume (Year): 15 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 27-52

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Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2004_01_freiling

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Keywords: Competence-based view; resource-based view; theory of the firm; isolating mechanisms; open system view;

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