Material resources in strategy formation processes: Translations of electricity and forest assets in three Swedish forest industry companies, 1990-2008
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This study examines the process whereby resources, long perceived as static, are reconstructed as increasingly dynamic in their characteristics, uses, and values, and considers how this process can be analyzed and understood theoretically. The paper examines how three energy-intensive Swedish forest industry companies have managed their electricity and forest resources. The author argues that Barney and Hesterley’s (2005) VRIO criteria treat resources as static, and that constructivist actor–network theory may be a more productive way of understanding the ongoing process of resource management. This study demonstrates how the management of electricity and forest resources changed not only between companies in the industry, but also within single firms, over the studied period.
resource-based view; VRIO, resources; actor–network theory; translation; forest industry
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66264OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66264DiVA: diva2:402957