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Paper info: Knowledge in resource interaction: starting a dialogue among IMP and other theories

Title


Knowledge in resource interaction: starting a dialogue among IMP and other theories

Authors


Heli Aramo-Immonen,
Roberta Bocconcelli
University of Urbino
Italy
Roberta Bocconcelli ,
Lars Huemer
Norwegian School of Management
Norway
Lars Huemer ,
Alessandro Pagano
University of Urbino
Italy
Alessandro Pagano and
Andrea Perna
Uppsala University
Sweden
Andrea Perna

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 35th IMP-conference in Paris, France in 2019.

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Abstract


This work-in-progress paper is aimed to start a discussion within IMP regarding knowledge in resource interaction. IMP studies over the years have contributed to our understanding of the resource interaction process, which is assumed to be a central and relevant facet of any business relationship, but what about the role of knowledge as a resource over the interaction process? To start a preliminary discussion on this question, the IMP view on knowledge in the resource interaction framework has been analysed along with two other mainstream theories that are currently and actively debating the importance of resources in business networks: the knowledge based view (KBV) and service-dominant logic (SDL). Preliminary results show that relevant differences can be traced in the ways the three approaches treat knowledge in a resource, given the profound divergence in basic assumptions. However, important points of contact seem to emerge that could be useful for the development of the IMP perspective.