The applicability of Grant's framework in the dynamic digital age: a review and agenda for future research

Rashidirad, Mona, Soltani, Ebrahim, Salimian, Hamid and Liao, Yingying (2015) The applicability of Grant's framework in the dynamic digital age: a review and agenda for future research. European Business Review, 27 (6). pp. 656-678. ISSN 0955-534X

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Abstract

Purpose
This paper aims to investigate the applicability of Grant’s framework in the current changing and dynamic environment.

Design/methodology/approach
In this paper, a critical review of Grant’s paper was conducted to identify the limitations and weaknesses of the framework, which prevent its effective application in the current digital age.

Findings
As a result, this paper presented a modified framework and four propositions to consider dynamic capabilities in the new turbulent environment and extend the relationships between a firm’s resources, capabilities, dynamic capabilities, competitive advantage and competitive strategy. Findings tied to this initiative will provide important contributions to research.

Originality/value
Rooted in resource-based view (RBV), the proposed framework puts forward a valid theoretical foundation on how to create a competitive advantage from a firm’s internal factors, including strategic resources, capabilities and dynamic capabilities. Furthermore, it contributes to RBV literature by considering dynamic capabilities, as the firms’ most crucial factors in the current dynamic digital market.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mona Rashidirad
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 09:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/85524

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