Isolating Mechanisms : Can Managers Protect Rent Generating , Knowledge Based Assets ?

  title={Isolating Mechanisms : Can Managers Protect Rent Generating , Knowledge Based Assets ?},
  author={Bill Norton},
The resource-based view is a theory of firm performance. Its principal argument is that a firm=s distinctive competencies are the bases for sustainable competitive advantage. These distinctive competencies are explicitly knowledge based resources. How do managers protect these rent generating assets--the skill sets and organizational routines of high value workers--from dissipation? Theory suggests that the possessors of rent generating assets should erect barriers to imitation. In the context… CONTINUE READING

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