Resource Management In Dyadic Competitive Rivalry: The Effects of Resource Bundling and Deployment

David G. Sirmon, Steve Gove, Michael A. Hitt
2008 Academy of Management Journal  
Although resources are instrumental to a competitive advantage, management must effectively bundle and deploy an organization's resources for an advantage to be realized. Despite their importance, little research has examined these managerial actions. Using a sample of competitive dyads, we tested theory regarding the effects of rivals' comparative resource stocks and managers' bundling and deployment actions on competitive outcomes. Results indicate that both comparative advantages in resource
more » ... antages in resource stocks and managerial actions affect performance. However, their efficacy depends on contextual factors and the deployment flexibility of specific resources. Thus, resource management actions are critical to achieving and sustaining competitive advantage.
doi:10.5465/amj.2008.34789656 fatcat:oljww5zvizahdln2t3s4q4wige