Resource-Based View of Information Systems: Sustainable and Transient Competitive Advantage Perspectives

Australasian Journal of Information Systems

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Title Resource-Based View of Information Systems: Sustainable and Transient Competitive Advantage Perspectives
Creator Gupta, Gaurav
Tan, Kevin Tee Liang
Ee, Yaw Seng
Phang, Cynthia Su Chen
Subject Firm performance
Firm resource
Information systems
Resource-based view
Sustainable competitive advantage
Transient competitive advantage
Description The resource-based view (RBV), or resource-based theory, is one of the oldest and most influential theories in the field of information systems. This paper contends that it is timely to revisit, reflect on, and reposition RBV to ensure its continued disciplinary relevance and progress. In doing so, this paper (i) provides a succinct and sharp evaluation of the conventional RBV of information systems that firms use to establish sustainable competitive advantage, and (ii) makes an original contribution by introducing a contemporary RBV of information systems that firms can use to establish transient competitive advantage. Both these contributions should advance the current and future understanding of information systems as (a) an internal firm resource, (b) a source of competitive advantage, and (c) a driver of firm performance.
Publisher Australasian Association for Information Systems
Date 2018-01-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed article
Format application/pdf
Source Australasian Journal of Information Systems; Vol 22 (2018)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Gaurav Gupta, Kevin Tee Liang Tan, Yaw Seng Ee, Cynthia Su Chen Phang

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