Strategic resource management in private, public, and mixed-owned organisations in cities: the power of strategic urban networks

Donizete Beck, José Storopoli, Júlio Carneiro da Cunha, Eran Vigoda-Gadot

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This study mapped the seminal intellectual structure, the recent mainstream research, and discussed the evolution from seminal intellectual structure to mainstream research on resource-based View (RBV) for strategic resource management (SRM) in the urban context. We performed bibliometrics through co-citation analysis and bibliographic coupling. Findings: 1) RBV has not been enough for the public, private or mixed organisations to set their SRM; 2) RBV, relational view, industry-structure view, and stakeholder theory are critical for SRM in cities; 3) we conceptualised the term 'strategic urban network' for SRM, which mainly concerns with the dynamic of resources and stakeholders within the urban context. Social capital, dynamic capabilities, human resources, non-human resources, marketing, knowledge-based view, and global and diverse stakeholders are vital aspects for efficient exploration and exploitation in strategic urban networks. In turn, it can result in the better socioeconomic development of cities and performance of public, private, and mixed-owned organisations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-223
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Services, Economics and Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

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  • RBV
  • dynamic capability
  • industry-structure view
  • organisational studies
  • public administration
  • relational view
  • resource-based view
  • social capital
  • socioeconomic development
  • stakeholder theory
  • strategic management
  • strategic networks
  • strategic urban networks
  • urban branding
  • urban development
  • urban studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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