Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 1355–1363 | Cite as

A resource-based-view of the socially responsible firm: Stakeholder interdependence, ethical awareness, and issue responsiveness as strategic assets

  • Reginald A. Litz


In recent years the resource-based view of the firm has made significant headway in explaining differences in interfirm performance. However, this perspective has not considered the social and ethical dimensions of organizational resources. This paper seeks to provide such an integration. Using Kuhn's three stage model of adaptive behavior, the resource worthiness of stakeholder management, business ethics, and issues management are explored. The paper concludes by drawing on prospect theory to understand the reasons for this conceptual lacuna.


Economic Growth Business Ethic Adaptive Behavior Issue Management Prospect Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reginald A. Litz
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  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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