A longitudinal analysis of the impact of firm resources and industry characteristics on firm-specific profitability

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Moses Acquaah, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Using a dynamic heterogeneous panel data model, we examine the relationship between firm-specific resources (corporate management capabilities, employee value-added and technological competence) and firm-specific profitability and the potential moderating effects of industry characteristics on this relationship. We find that firm-specific resources enhance both accounting-based measures (return on assets and return on sales) and market-based measure (Tobin’s q) of firm-specific performance. Moreover, industry characteristics moderate the relationship between firm-specific resources and firm-specific profitability. Managerial implications are discussed.

Additional Information

Journal of Management and Governance, 11: 179-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-007-9031-8
Language: English
Date: 2007
resource-based view, industrial organization, evolutionary economics, economic rent, panel data analysis

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