Examining Resource Redeployment in Multi-Business Firms

Folta, Timothy B., Constance E. Helfat and Samina Karim (2016). “Examining resource redeployment in multi-business firms.” Advances in Strategic Management 35: 1-17.

University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 21-14

25 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last revised: 25 Oct 2021

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Timothy Folta

University of Connecticut - Department of Management

Constance E. Helfat

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Samina Karim

Northeastern University

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This paper introduces the volume on Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy, which is devoted to exploring a relatively new justification for how multi-business firms create value having flexibility to internally redistribute non-financial resources across their businesses. We clarify how a theory around resource flexibility differs from other theories of how multi-business firms create value. We then synthesize the collection of papers in this volume and describe how they contribute to this line of inquiry. Finally, we offer our own views on opportunities for elaboration of this theory.

Keywords: inter-temporal economies of scope, resource redeployment, corporate strategy, multi-business firms, corporate advantage, corporate flexibility

Suggested Citation

Folta, Timothy and Helfat, Constance E. and Karim, Samina, Examining Resource Redeployment in Multi-Business Firms (2016). Folta, Timothy B., Constance E. Helfat and Samina Karim (2016). “Examining resource redeployment in multi-business firms.” Advances in Strategic Management 35: 1-17., University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 21-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3912327

Timothy Folta

University of Connecticut - Department of Management ( email )

Storrs, CT 06269-1041
United States

Constance E. Helfat

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

Samina Karim (Contact Author)

Northeastern University ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/faculty/k/karim-samina/

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