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Strategic Aspects of Asset Management: An Overview of Current Research

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  • Elizaveta Gavrikova

    () (Department of General and Strategic Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 101000, Russia)

  • Irina Volkova

    () (Department of General and Strategic Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 101000, Russia)

  • Yegor Burda

    () (Department of General and Strategic Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 101000, Russia)

Abstract

Major shifts in the competitive environment encouraged a recent growth in the number of academic articles devoted to strategic aspects of asset management. Organizations start to recognize that a strategic approach to asset management becomes a source of sustainable competitive advantages and long-term survival in the turbulent environment. However, existing studies are largely case-specific in interpreting strategy and draw on various theoretical grounds and approaches. This leads to little theoretical and methodological consistency in understanding current findings and how to design future studies. The key goal of this paper is to systematically review the existing research through the analysis of over 700 articles devoted to asset management with a focus on strategic aspects. Our key contributions are positioning strategic asset management within the vast field of asset management research, describing the nature of strategic asset management research, and confirming that asset management strategies align with different levels of organizational strategy. We visualize the existing research field, and indicate gaps and underdeveloped areas of research. We also shortly outline future research directions based on our findings, thus encouraging a more coherent development of research on strategic asset management.

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  • Elizaveta Gavrikova & Irina Volkova & Yegor Burda, 2020. "Strategic Aspects of Asset Management: An Overview of Current Research," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 12(15), pages 1-29, July.
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    Keywords

    asset management; asset management strategy; asset-intensive businesses; systematic literature review; scientific mapping;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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