A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980

 

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dc.contributor.advisor April, Kurt en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mutowo, Maurice K en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-04T14:37:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-04T14:37:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mutowo, M. 2011. A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11274
dc.description.abstract This study examined the development of the University of Rhodesia (UR) and identified a pattern that developed in a path dependent way. Path dependency captures the notion that choices, that are made when an institution is being formed, tend to have a continuing and lasting influence on the institution far into the future. It is the tendency for a step in one direction to encourage the next step to be in a similar direction, thus keeping the development of an organisation in the same path. Studies have criticised the resource-based view of the firm (RBV) and path dependency concepts as being under-theorised and under-served empirically. This study examined and clarified factors that were crucial in the emergence of UR, and helped to perpetuate its dominance over time. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Business en_ZA
dc.title A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980 en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Management Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mutowo, M. K. (2011). <i>A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Management Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11274 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mutowo, Maurice K. <i>"A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Management Studies, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11274 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mutowo MK. A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Management Studies, 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11274 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mutowo, Maurice K AB - This study examined the development of the University of Rhodesia (UR) and identified a pattern that developed in a path dependent way. Path dependency captures the notion that choices, that are made when an institution is being formed, tend to have a continuing and lasting influence on the institution far into the future. It is the tendency for a step in one direction to encourage the next step to be in a similar direction, thus keeping the development of an organisation in the same path. Studies have criticised the resource-based view of the firm (RBV) and path dependency concepts as being under-theorised and under-served empirically. This study examined and clarified factors that were crucial in the emergence of UR, and helped to perpetuate its dominance over time. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980 TI - A resource-based view of the firm : a path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage : an empirical study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11274 ER - en_ZA


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