Sustained Competitive Advantage in Agribusiness: Applying the Resource-Based Theory to Human Resources

Employees are a strategic resource for agribusiness firms to achieve sustained competitive advantage (SCA). The resource-based theory (RBT) has emerged as a useful framework to analyze the significance of the human resource system in achieving SCA. However, few empirical studies in agribusiness provide evidence of a relationship between human resource system and SCA. This paper builds off our 2005 case study exploring human resource management and sustained competitive advantage. It provides an in depth review of the RBT and develops a framework by which agribusiness scholars might operationalize the RBT for both applied research and guidance for managers.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Nov 01 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/138318
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 4
Page range:
27-48
Total Pages:
22
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly by IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 4




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