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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

West, G. Page and Bernhardt, Jennifer, An Ascendant View of Human Resource Management As a Critical Content Dimension in New Venture Strategy (2009). In G. T. Lumpkin & J. A. Katz (eds.), Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth, vol. 11, pp. 103-136. Emerald: Bingley, UK.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3067777 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3067777

G. Page West (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University ( email )

School of Business
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
United States

Jennifer Bernhardt

Ernst & Young LLP ( email )

One MOre London Place
1225 Connecticut Ave NW # 700
New York, NY SE1 2AF
United States

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