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Edith Penrose's Under-Explored Insights in Strategic Management and International Business Research

Yasemin Kor, Beckwith Chair of Management Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK, , Joseph T. Mahoney, Caterpillar Chair of Business, Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and International Business, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, , Danchi Tan, Professor of International Business, Department of International Business, National Chengchi University, Taiwan,
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Yasemin Kor, Joseph T. Mahoney and Danchi Tan (2024), "Edith Penrose's Under-Explored Insights in Strategic Management and International Business Research", Strategic Management Review: Vol. 5: No. 1-2, pp 173-202.

Publication Date: 08 Apr 2024
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International strategy,  Corporate strategy,  Entrepreneurship and strategy,  Micro-foundations of strategy,  Leadership and governance
Penrose's resource-based approachthe theory of the growth of the firmstrategic coherenceengaged scholarshipfirm-specific human capital


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In this article:
A Brief Summary of Penrose's Theory of the Growth of the Firm 
A Review of Strategic Management and International Business Research that Draws on Penrose's Theory 
Future Research Directions 


This study focuses on Penrose's resource-based approach and under-explored insights that are of high relevance in moving strategic management and international business research forward. Specifically, we review studies that discuss the relevance and links of Penrose's resource-based approach to other theoretical perspectives, as well as studies that focus on the determinants and consequences of firm-level growth. Based on this review, we then suggest future directions, which elaborate on some of the Penrose-inspired under-researched topics that merit further research attention.



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