A Property Rights Approach to Strategy
Strategic Organization, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 366-383, 2012
Posted: 6 Aug 2013
Date Written: November 1, 2012
This article is about how resources can be conceptualized as bundles of attributes for which one can assign economic property rights. Strategic considerations are deliberately incorporated into the analysis through the assessment of the activities of capture and protection of property rights, along with the examination of the institutional environment. These basic elements combine in order to design an approach to strategy. In developing this approach, the authors identify four key questions for structuring the strategy formulation process of the firm. The analytical framework is illustrated through a particular case: the collection of royalties on the genetically modified (GM) technology in soybean seeds.
Keywords: Property rights, resource-based view, strategy
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