Turnaround and failure: resource weaknesses and the rise and fall of Jarvis

Wild, Andrew and Locket, Andrew (2015) Turnaround and failure: resource weaknesses and the rise and fall of Jarvis. Business History, 58 (6). pp. 829-857. ISSN 1743-7938

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Research employing the resource-based view (RBV) has overwhelming focused on the upside of resources, namely those that provide benefit to the firm. However, an emerging research stream suggests that the downside of resources, namely resource weaknesses, may be crucial in gaining a greater understanding of the key factors that contribute to firm performance and the ability to turnaround failing companies. We examine the infamous case of Jarvis, a firm that achieved a turnaround, but then experienced catastrophic failure. In so doing we explore the emergence of resource weaknesses, their nature and ability to combine to create a fatal organisational outcome.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Business History on 10/12/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00076791.2015.1024229.
Keywords: Resource weaknesses, Jarvis, turnaround, resource-based view (RBV), failure,
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2015.1024229
Depositing User: Fuller, Stella
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:36
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2017 06:12
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37598

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