The Influence of Complementary Resources on Firm Boundary Decisions

Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions

ISBN: 978-1-78350-970-6

ISSN: 1479-361X

Publication date: 19 September 2014


Beginning with the premise that complementary resources represent the most valuable resource combinations, theory is developed to explain the impact of complementary resources on firm boundary decisions. Uncertainty surrounding resource combinations or control of a complementary resource influences firm boundaries by impacting access to needed resources. An implication is that acquisition decisions and performance are influenced by prior investment. Resulting insights have competitive advantage implications of interest to both management research and practice.



David R. King (2014). 'The Influence of Complementary Resources on Firm Boundary Decisions', Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions (Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, Volume 13). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 25-42

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