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Title
An empirical test of the resource-based theory : strategic regulation in the Dutch audit industry
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Abstract
The resource-based view of the Jirm is a recent strategic management theory that seeks to identify the resources that may provide firms with a sustainable competitive advantage. This paper has two purposes. First, the paper relates strategic management arguments to parallel lines of reasoning in industrial organization theory and argues that strategic regulation is a major source of sustainable competitive advantage. The second purpose of the paper is to report the results of an empirical test of the resource-based theory on the basis of a longitudinal data set on the postwar history of the Dutch audit industry. A key determinant of this history proves to be strategic regulation, which stimulates demand for audit services and protects rentproducing resources.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Strategic management journal. - Chichester
Publication
Chichester : 1996
ISSN
0143-2095
Volume/pages
17:7(1996), p. 549-569
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 02.09.2016