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Creation of firm performance through resource orchestration: the case of ÜLKER

Rifat Kamasak (Faculty of Commerce, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Competitiveness Review

ISSN: 1059-5422

Article publication date: 16 March 2015




This study aims to investigate the complex interaction of different resource sets and capabilities in the process of performance creation within the context of resource-based theory.


An inductive case study approach that included multiple data collection methods such as in-depth interviews, observation and documentation was utilized.


Organizational culture, reputational assets, human capital, business processes and networking capabilities were found as the most important determinants of firm performance within the context of Ülker case study.


Although large-scale empirical studies can be used to explore the direct resource–performance relationship, these quantitative methods bypass the complex and embedded nature of intangibles and provide only a limited understanding of why some resources are identified as strategic but others are not, what their roles are, and how these resources are converted into positions of competitive advantage. However, understanding of complex nature of resources that are embedded in organizations designates the need for more fieldwork-based qualitative studies. This study aims to address this gap by providing a thorough understanding about the managerial and organizational processes through which the resources become valuable.



Kamasak, R. (2015), "Creation of firm performance through resource orchestration: the case of ÜLKER", Competitiveness Review, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 179-204.



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