Influential Publications

Organizational Culture: Can It Be a Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?

Academy of Management Review, 11, 1986, pp. 656-665.
Finalist, 1986 Academic of Management Review “Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award.”
7130 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Types of Competition and the Theory of Strategy: Toward an Integrative Framework

Academic of Management Review, 11, 1986, pp. 791-800.
1330 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Strategic Factor Markets: Expectations, Luck, and Business Strategy

Management Science, 32(10), 1986, pp. 1231-1241.
Reprinted in:
Foss (ed.), Resources, Firms, and Strategies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 146-160.
In 2004, cited as one of the 50 most influential papers published in Management  Science.
9812 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage

Journal of Management, 17(1), 1991, pp. 99-120.
Reprinted in:
–B. de Witt and R. Meyer (eds.), Strategy: Process, Content, Context, 2nd Ed.  London: Thompson International Business Press, 1998, pp. 383-394.
–Baum and F. Dobbin (eds.), Advances in Strategic Management: Economics Meets Sociology in Strategic Management, Vol. 18, 2000, pp. 203-228.
–Langlois, T. Fu-Lai Yu, and P. Robertson (eds.), Alternative Theories of the FirmEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, UK, Vol. II, Chapter 5, 2002.
In 2004, cited as the second most referenced publication in articles published in the Strategic Management Journal, 1994-2000 (see A. R. Ramos-Rodríguez and J. Ruíz-Navrro (2004), “Changes in the Intellectual Structure of Strategic Management Research,” Strategic Management Journal, 25(10), 981-1004.)
84,751 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Trustworthiness As A Source of Competitive Advantage

Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 15, 1994, pp. 175-190, with Mark Hansen.
Reprinted in:
Thomas, D. O’Neal, and M. Ghertman (eds.), Strategy, Structure, and Style. New York: John Wiley, pp. 5-22.
3942 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Looking Inside for Competitive Advantage

Academy of Management Executive, 9(4), 1995, pp. 49-61.
Reprinted in:

–Campbell and K. S. Luchs (ed.),
Core Competency Based Strategy. London: International Thomson Business Press, 1997; pp. 13-29.
–Schuler, R. S. and S. E. Jackson (ed).  Strategic Human Resource Management. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1999; pp. 128-141.
4191 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Information Technology and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based Analysis

MIS Quarterly, 19, 1996, pp. 487-505, with Bill Fuerst and F. Mata.
3449 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

The Resource-based Theory of the Firm

Organization Science, 7, 5, 1996, pp. 469.
1203 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations: Biases and Heuristics in Strategic Decision Making

Journal of Business Venturing, 12, 1997, pp. 9-30, with Lowell Busenitz.
Summarized in:
The Economist, July 19, 1997, pg. 56
Psychology Today, November-December, 1997, p. 22
—CNBC News, Sept. 13, 1997
Journal of Commerce, July 8, 1997
—Reuters News Service, July 2, 1997
St. Louis Daily Record, July 3, 1997
Success, March 1998, p. 52
Reprinted in:
–Shane (ed.), The Foundations of Entrepreneurship. London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2000.
–Landström and F. T. Lohrke (eds.), Intellectual Roots of Entrepreneurship Research. Sweden: Lund University, Spring 2012.  D. B. Audretsch (Series Editor), The International Library of Entrepreneurship Research.
3703 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

On Becoming a Strategic Partner: The Role of Human Resources in Gaining Competitive Advantage

Human Resource Management, 37, 1998, pp. 31-46, with Pat Wright.
3585 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

How a Firm’s Capabilities Affect Boundary Decisions

Sloan Management Review, 40, 3, Spring 1999, pp. 137-145.
1228 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Is the Resource-Base ‘View’ a Useful Perspective for Strategic Management Research? Yes.

Academic of Management Review, 26(1), January 2001, pp. 41-56.
5235 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

The resource-based view of the firm: Ten years after 1991

Journal of Management, 2001, 27, pp. 625–641, with M. Wright and D. Ketchum.
4678 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Resource-based Theories of Competitive Advantage: A Ten-Year Retrospective on the Resource-Based View

Journal of Management, 2001, 27, pgs. 643–650.
4525 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Unraveling the Resource-based Tangle

Managerial and Decision Economics, 2003, 24, pp. 309-324, with M. Peteraf.
2478 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Capabilities, Business Processes, and Competitive Advantage: Choosing the Dependent Variable in Empirical Tests of the Resource-based View

Strategic Management Journal, 2004, 25, pp. 23-38, with G. Ray and W. A. Muhanna.
2579 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Information Technology and the Performance of the Customer Service Process: A Resource-based Analysis

Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2005: 29, pp. 625-652, with G. Ray and W. Muhanna.
1334 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar) 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance: Investor Preferences and Corporate Strategies

Academy of Management Review, 2007, 32(3): pp. 817-835, with A. Mackey and T. Mackey.
1484 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2007, 1(1), pp. 11-26, with S. Alvarez.
The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Best Paper Prize, 2014
–Winner, the “Foundational Paper Award” of the Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 2019
2760 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

The Future of Resource-Based Theory: Revitalization or Decline?

Journal of Management, 2011, 37(5), 1299-1315, with D. J. Ketchen, Jr., and M. Wright.
2043 citations by 2022 (Google Scholar)

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