Johan Fourie

Johan Fourie

Senior Consultant - Programme Manager at EON Consulting

Resource-based view (RBV)

Written by Johan Fourie on Wednesday, 26 June 2013. Posted in Articles

resource-based-view-rbvA resource-based view is a basis for competitive advantage which weighs the importance of an organisation’s internal versus external resources. The theory states that internal resources are more important for achieving and maintaining a competitive advantage than external resources. Resources are important business assets and constitute an organisation’s human capital.

The theory of resource-based view originated with Coase in 1937 (updated every couple of years) and gained traction in the early 90’s. It remains popular and is still extremely valuable today.