Weitere Artikel dieser Ausgabe durch Wischen aufrufen
An earlier draft of this article was presented at the Sixteenth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics held in Niagara Falls, NY in October 2009.
Management scholars, practitioners, and policy makers alike have sought to develop a deeper understanding of recent business crises—including corporate scandals, the collapse of financial institutions, and deep recession—in order to prevent their recurrence. Among the “culprits” that have been identified is Conventional management theory based upon a moral-point-of-view founded on assumptions of materialism and individualism. There have been calls to move beyond the dominant profit maximization paradigm and think about other, potentially more compelling, corporate objectives (Hamel, 2009). In this article, we respond to those calls, and seek to develop what we call Radical resource-based theory (RBT), which draws from and contrasts with the highly-influential Conventional RBT. Radical RBT defines the value of resources more broadly than profit maximization, rarity as an occasion for stewardship, inimitability as an opportunity for teaching, and non-substitutability as an opportunity to meet a panoply of human needs. This augmentation of RBT promises to help managers and scholars address a myriad of problems that are insoluble under Conventional assumptions. More generally, it shows the value of broadening management theory to a radical perspective by relaxing assumptions of self-interest and materialism.
Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten
Sie möchten Zugang zu diesem Inhalt erhalten? Dann informieren Sie sich jetzt über unsere Produkte:
Alvesson, M., & Willmott, H. (1992). On the idea of emancipation in management and organizational studies. Academy of Management Review, 27, 432–464.
Barney, J. (1991a). Firm resources and sustained competitive advantage. Journal of Management, 17(1), 99–120. CrossRef
Barney, J. B. (1991b). Special theory forum: The resource-based model of the firm: Origins, implications, and prospects. Journal of Management, 17(1), 97–98. CrossRef
Barney, J. B. (2001). Resource-based theories of competitive advantage: A ten-year retrospective on the resource-based view. Journal of Management, 27(6), 643–650. CrossRef
Barney, J. B., & Hesterley, W. (2006). Organizational economics: Understanding the relationship between organizations and economic analysis. In S. R. Clegg, C. Hardy, C. Lawrence, & T. B. Nord (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of organizational studies (2nd ed., pp. 111–148). London, UK: SAGE.
Barney, J. B., Wright, M., & Ketchen, D. J., Jr. (2001). The resource-based view of the firm: Ten years after 1991. Journal of Management, 27(6), 625–641. CrossRef
Bennis, W. (2000). Managing the dream: Reflections on leadership and change. New York: Perseus.
Bowie, N. E. (1991). Challenging the egoistic paradigm. Business Ethics Quarterly, 1(1), 1–21. CrossRef
Conner, C. R. (1991). A historical comparison of resource-based theory and five schools of thought within industrial organizational economics: Do we have a new theory of the firm? Journal of Management, 17(1), 121–154. CrossRef
Dean, C. (2007). Executive on a mission: Saving the planet. New York: New York Times.
Diener, E., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Beyond Money: Toward an economy of well-being. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 5(1), 1–31. CrossRef
Dierksmeier, C., & Pirson, M. (2009). Oikonoimia versus Chrematistke: Learning from Aristotle about the future orientation of business management. Journal of Business Ethics, 88, 417–430. CrossRef
DiMaggio, P. J., & Powell, W. W. (1991). Introduction. In W. W. Powell & P. J. Dimaggio (Eds.), The new institutionalism in organizational analysis (pp. 1–38). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Donaldson, T., & Preston, L. E. (1995). The stakeholder theory of the corporation: Concepts, evidence, and implications. Academy of Management Review, 20(1), 65–91.
Dyck, B. (1994). Build in sustainable development and they will come: A vegetable field of dreams. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 7(4), 47–63. CrossRef
Dyck, B., Buckland, B. J., Harder, H., & Wiens, D. (2000). Community development as organizational learning: The importance of agent-participant reciprocity. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 21, 605–620.
Dyck, B., & Kleysen, R. (2001). Aristotle’s virtues and management thought: An empirical exploration of an integrative pedagogy. Business Ethics Quarterly, 11(4), 561–574. CrossRef
Dyck, B., & Neubert, M. (2010). Management: Current practices and new directions. Boston: Cengage/Houghton Mifflin.
Dyck, B., & Schroeder, D. (2005). Management, theology and moral points of view: Towards an altnerative to the conventional materialist-individualistic ideal-type of management. Journal of Management Studies, 42(4), 705–735. CrossRef
Dyck, B., & Weber, J. M. (2006). Conventional versus radical moral agents: An exploratory empirical look at Weber’s moral-points-of-view and virtues. Organization Science, 27(3), 429–450. CrossRef
Elsbach, K. D., Sutton, R. I., & Whetten, D. A. (1999). Perspectives on developing management theory, circa 1999: Moving from shrill monologues to (relatively) tame dialogues. Academy of Management Review, 24(4), 627–633. CrossRef
Etzioni, A. (2001). The monochrome society. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Ferraro, F., Pfeffer, J., & Sutton, R. I. (2005). Economics language and assumptions: How theories can become self-fulfilling. Academy of Management Review, 30(1), 8–24. CrossRef
Frank, R. H., Gilovich, T., & Regan, D. T. (1993). Does studying economics inhibit cooperation? Journal of Economic Perspectives, 7(2), 159–171.
Freeman, R. E. (1984). Strategic management: A stakeholder approach. Boston: Pitman Publishing.
Freeman, R. E. (1999). Response: Divergent stakeholder theory. Academy of Management Review, 24, 233–236.
Frey, D. E. (1998). Individualistic economic values and self-interest: The problem in the Puritan Ethic. Journal of Business Ethics, 17, 1573–1580. CrossRef
Friedman, M. (1970). The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits (pp. 122–126). New York: Times Magazine.
Friedman, M. (1982). Capitalism and Freedom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Garriga, E., & Melé, D. (2004). Corporate social responsibility theories: Mapping the territory. Journal of Business Ethics, 53, 51–71. CrossRef
Gates, W. (2007). Remarks of Bill Gates: Harvard Commencement, Gazettte Online.
Ghoshal, S. (2005). Bad management theories are destroying good management practices. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4(1), 75–91. CrossRef
Giacolone, R. A. (2004). A transcendent business education for the 21st century. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 3, 415–442. CrossRef
Giacolone, R. A., & Thompson, K. R. (2006). Business ethics and social responsibility education: Shifting the worldview. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(3), 266–277. CrossRef
Gladwin, T. N., Kennelly, J. J., & Krause, T. S. (1995). Shifting paradigms for sustainable development: Implications for management theory and practice. Academy of Management Review, 20, 874–907.
Greenleaf, R. K. (1998). Quaker foundations for Greenleaf’s servant-leadership and ‘friendly disentangling’ method. In L. C. Spears (Ed.), Insights on Leadership (pp. 126–144). New York: Wiley.
Hall, P. A., & Soskice, D. W. (2001). An introduction to varieties of capitalism. In P. A. Hall & D. W. Soskice (Eds.), Varieties of capitalism: The institutional foundations of comparative advantage (pp. 1–68). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Hamel, G. (2009). Moon shots for management. Harvard Business Review: 91–98.
Johnson, F. R. (2009). Keynote address. Winnipeg, Canada: Asper School of Business.
Jones, T. M., & Wicks, A. C. (1999). Convergent stakeholder theory. Academy of Management Review, 24(2), 206–221.
Kant, I. (1990). Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals (L. W. Beck, Trans.) (2nd ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
Kasser, T. (2003). The high price of materialism. Cambridge, MA: Bradford Books, MIT Press.
Kolstad, I. (2007). Why firms should not always maximize profits. Journal of Business Ethics, 76, 137–145. CrossRef
Krishnan, V. R. (2003). Do business schools change students’ values along desirable lines? A longitudinal study. In A. F. Libertella & S. M. Natale (Eds.), Business education and training: A value-laden process (Vol. 8, pp. 26–39). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Latham, G. P., & Locke, E. A. (1979). Goal setting: A motivational technique that works. Organizational Dynamics, 8(2), 68–80. CrossRef
Lewis, M. W., & Grimes, A. J. (1999). Metatriangulation: Building theory from multiple paradigms. Academy of Management Review, 24(4), 672–690.
Litz, R. A. (1996). A resource-based-view of the socially responsible firm: Stakeholder interdependence, ethical awareness, and issue responsiveness as strategic assets. Journal of Business Ethics, 15(12), 1355–1363. CrossRef
Litz, R. A. (2010). Feedback comments.
March, J. G., & Simon, H. A. (1958). Organizations (2nd ed.). Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd.
Margolis, J., & Walsh, J. P. (2003). Misery loves companies: Rethinking social initiatives by business. Administrative Science Quarterly, 42, 268–305. CrossRef
McCarty, J. A., & Shrum, L. J. (2001). The influence of individualism, collectivism, and locus of control on environmental beliefs and behavior. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 20(1), 93–104. CrossRef
Meyer, J. W., & Rowan, B. (1977). Institutionalized organizations: Formal structure as myth and ceremony. American Journal of Sociology, 83, 440–463.
Miller, D. T. (1999). The norm of self-interest. American Psychologist, 54(12), 1053–1060. CrossRef
Mintzberg, H., Simons, R., & Basu, K. (2002). Beyond selfishness. Sloan Management Review, 44(1), 67–74.
Mitroff, I. I. (2004). An open letter to the Deans and the Faculties of American business schools. Journal of Business Ethics, 54, 185–189. CrossRef
Morgan, G. (1998). Images of organization: The executive edition. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Neubaum, D. O., Pagell, M., Drexler, J. A. J., McKee-Ryan, F. M., & Larson, E. (2009). Business education and its relationship to student personal moral philosophies and attitudes toward profits: An empirical response to critics. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(1), 9–24. CrossRef
New American Dream. (2004). More of what matters survey report. www.newdream.org/about/poll.php.
Paine, C. (2006). Who killed the electric car? A lack of consumer confidence. or conspiracy?: 93 minutes. USA: Sony Pictures.
Podolny, J. 2009. The buck stops (and starts) at business school: Unless America’s business schools make radical changes, society will become convinced that MBAs work to serve only their own selfish interests. Harvard Business Review 62–67.
Poole, M. S., & Van de Ven, A. H. (1989). Using a paradox to build management and organization theories. The Academy Of Management Review, 14(4), 562–578.
Porter, M. E. (1985). Competitive advantage: Creating and sustaining superior performance. New York: The Free Press.
Primeaux, P., & Stieber, J. (1994). Profit maximization: The ethical mandate of business. Journal of Business Ethics, 13, 287–294. CrossRef
Rees, W. E. (2002). Globalization and sustainability: Conflict or convergence? Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 22(4), 249–268. CrossRef
Riviere, P. (2003). A historic agreement: At last, generic anti-AIDS medicine for sub-Saharan Africa, Le Monde diplomatique, December ed.
Schapler, M. (Ed.). (2005). Making ecopreneurship: Developing sustainable entrepreneurship. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Schrader, S. (1991). Informal technology transfer between firms: Cooperation through information trading. Research Policy, 20, 153–170. CrossRef
Schreiner, M. (1997). Ways donors can help the evolution of sustainable microfinance organizations. Columbus, OH: Economics and Sociology, Occasional Papers.
Smith, A. (1986) . The Wealth of Nations: Books I– III. London, UK: Penguin Books.
Smith, A. (2004) . The theory of moral sentiments. New York: Barnes & Noble Publishing Inc.
Stead, W. E., & Stead, J. G. (1994). Can humankind change the economic myth? Paradigm shifts necessary for ecologically sustainable business. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 7(4), 19–34. CrossRef
Stern, S. N. (2006). Executive summary from stern review: The economics of climate change. London, UK: Her Majesty’s Treasury.
Stieb, J. A. (2009). Assessing Freeman’s stakeholder theory. Journal of Business Ethics, 87, 401–414. CrossRef
Stiglitz, J. (2002). Globalization and its discontents. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
von Hippel, E. (1987). Cooperation between rivals: Informal know-how trading. Research Policy, 16, 291–302. CrossRef
Weber, M. (1958). The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (T. Parsons, Trans.). New York: Scribner’s.
Weisbrot, M., Baker, D., Kraev, E., & Chen, J. (2001). The scorecard on globalization 1980–2000: Twenty years of diminished progress. Washington, DC: Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Wernerfeld, B. (1984). A resource-based view of the firm. Strategic Management Journal, 5, 171–180. CrossRef
Wernerfeld, B. (1995). The resource-based view of the firm: Ten years after. Strategic Management Journal, 16, 171–174. CrossRef
Wijnberg, N. M. (2000). Normative stakeholder theory and Aristotle: The link between ethics and politics. Journal of Business Ethics, 25, 329–342. CrossRef
Williamson, O. E. (1975). Markets and hierarchies: Analysis and antitrust implications. New York: The Free Press.
Williamson, O. E. (1979). Transaction-cost economics: The governance of contractual relations. University of Chicago Law School Journal of Law and Economics, 22(1), 233–261.
Williamson, O. E. (1985). The economic institutions of capitalism. New York: The Free Press.
- Conventional Resource-Based Theory and its Radical Alternative: A Less Materialist-Individualist Approach to Strategy
Geoffrey G. Bell
- Springer Netherlands
Neuer Inhalt/© Stellmach, Neuer Inhalt/© BBL, Neuer Inhalt/© Maturus, Pluta Logo/© Pluta, Neuer Inhalt/© hww, digitale Transformation/© Maksym Yemelyanov | Fotolia