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dc.contributor.authorPearson, James
dc.contributor.authorPitfield, David
dc.contributor.authorRyley, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T00:40:12Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T00:40:12Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0969-6997
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jairtraman.2015.06.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/102536
dc.description.abstractWithout sustainable competitive advantage firms have limited economic reasons to exist and will decline. Competitive advantage concerns the factors which provide competitive strength. This paper is based upon the resource-based view which considers firm resources to be heterogeneous and which believes that firms only have a small bundle of core resources irrespective of their overall performance. This research establishes the role of 36 intangible resources for 49 Asian airlines across three business models: network airlines; low-cost subsidiaries from network airlines; and low-cost carriers. It uses the VRIN framework which examines whether resources are valuable, rare, inimitable, and non-substitutable. Research participants distribute points between their chosen seven resources according to their perceived role in firm performance. Resources which meet all four requirements of VRIN are considered core competences and sources of sustained advantage. Across all 49 Asian airlines, the top-three most important resources of advantage are slots, brand, and product/service reputation. While these core resources are predictable, they have not previously been proven within the context of airlines, let alone geographically and by airline model. Results show that the core bundle of resources vary for each model, which helps to explain the difference in performance across models, and that some resources which were expected to be high-ranking, such as organisational culture and customer focus, were not.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom179
dc.relation.ispartofpageto189
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Air Transport Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1507
dc.titleIntangible resources of competitive advantage: Analysis of 49 Asian airlines across three business models
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorRyley, Tim


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