Getting sorted the best fit, the best practice and the RBV.. CiteHR

Freds Started The Discussion:

Hi there

I am currently writing an essay comparing the resource-based view (RBV) with the best-fit approach. However, I am having a bit difficulties finding out if the RBV should be seen as an universalist approach in opposition with the contingent character of the best fit approach. It seems most textbooks and articles compare best practice with best fit. Delery and Doty seem to extend the normal overview of universalist vs. contingency theories adding an extra configurational perspective. Is the RBV, the knowledge-based and these newer theories based within this third perspective then?

Besides, I am having problems trying to figure out which theorists are good examples of the best fit strategy. (I am using Barney, Pfeffer and Capelli & Crocker-Hefter as representing the RBV). Both Schuler & Jackson and Baird & Mesaulham seem to go the step further to exlpore the possibility of combining fit and flexibility so who are the real best fit theorists? I also have material by Lary Greiner, J. Atkinson and Miles & Snow but I cannot figure out where they belong to.

Hope someone can help clarify this a little.




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