An Ascendant View of Human Resource Management As a Critical Content Dimension in New Venture Strategy
In G. T. Lumpkin & J. A. Katz (eds.), Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth, vol. 11, pp. 103-136. Emerald: Bingley, UK.
35 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2017
Date Written: 2009
Research on strategy in new ventures has increasingly drawn upon resource-based theory, and thus has emphasized intangible factors that confer sustainable competitive advantage. These include dynamic and combinative capabilities, networks, routines, and knowledge as resources of new ventures. Yet antecedent to every one of these intangible resources is the management of the venture. But research has seldom considered management and the human resources of new ventures as a critical dimension of strategy content. This paper develops such an argument, and explores the performance contribution of human resources as strategy content in a longitudinal study of technology new ventures.
Keywords: HRM, Resource based theory, Strategy
JEL Classification: M10, M12
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