A Theoretical Framework Contrasting the Resource-Based Perspective and the Knowledge-Based View

Nikolaos G. Theriou, Vassilis Aggelidis, Georgios N. Theriou
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XII, Issue 3, 177-190, 2009
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/239


The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between the two most important perspectives of the firm, the RBV and the KBV, by examining the relative impact of firm-specific assets and knowledge capabilities on the firm’s competitive advantage. A composite model is proposed which elaborates upon both perspectives causal logic with respect to the conditions relevant for the firm success.

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