E-Business and the Resource-Based View: Towards a Research Agenda

E-Business and the Resource-Based View: Towards a Research Agenda

Pedro Soto-Acosta (University of Murcia, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-969-9.ch110
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Abstract

The article provides a review of the adoption of a resource-based view of the firm (RBV) in eBusiness literature and, then, suggests directions for future research. First, a distinction is drawn between Internet resources and eBusiness capabilities. Second, the relationship between Internet resources and eBusiness value is emphasized. Third, the relationships among Internet resources, eBusiness capabilities and firm performance are argued and, finally, the complementarity of Internet resources and eBusiness capabilities is proposed as source of business value. In this regard, a set of propositions is advanced to help guide future research.

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