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

Document Type : Correspondence


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, UK

4 Independent Librarian, Kent, UK

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


There is increasing interest in – and debate about – the extent to which key concepts from the resource-based view (RBV) of the Firm school of strategic management can be usefully applied to study knowledge mobilization (KM) processes in healthcare and other public services settings.1-3 This transfer process is an interesting example of how a school of thought originally developed in private sector settings helps in understanding how publicly funded healthcare organizations behave, although its concepts may still require adaptation as they cross-sectoral boundaries... (Read more...)

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