Knowledge Mobilization in Healthcare Organizations: A View from the Resource-Based View of the Firm

Document Type : Perspective


1 Department of Management, King’s College London, London, UK

2 Crystal Blue Consulting Ltd., London, UK

3 School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK

4 Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

5 Independent Librarian, Kent, UK

6 Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK


This short literature review argues that the Resource-Based View (RBV) school of strategic management has recently become of increased interest to scholars of healthcare organizations. RBV links well to the broader interest in more effective Knowledge Mobilization (KM) in healthcare. The paper outlines and discusses key concepts, texts and authors from the RBV tradition and gives recent examples of how RBV concepts have been applied fruitfully to healthcare settings. It concludes by setting out a future research agenda.


Commentaries Published on this Paper

  • Necessary but Not Sufficient…; Comment on “Knowledge Mobilization in Healthcare Organizations: A View From the Resource-Based View of the Firm”

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  • An Untapped Resource: Patient and Public Involvement in Implementation; Comment on “Knowledge Mobilization in Healthcare Organizations: A View From the Resource-Based View of the Firm”

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Authors’ Response to the Commentaries

  • Strategic Management in the Healthcare Sector: The Debate About the Resource-Based View Flourishes in Response to Recent Commentaries

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