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dc.contributor.authorPaeleman, Ine
dc.contributor.authorVanacker, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:53:46Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:53:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/joms.12135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/5458
dc.description.abstractAlthough a significant body of research has investigated the independent effects of distinct types of slack resources, current theoretical and empirical work does not sufficiently clarify how bundles of slack resources affect firm outcomes. Drawing on the resource constraints literature and the slack literature, we investigate how distinct bundles of financial and human resource slack influence firm performance and survival. Using a sample of 4715 European information and communication technology firms, we show that neither parallel resource abundance (having slack in financial and human resources) nor parallel resource constraints (lacking slack in financial and human resources) are optimal for firm performance and survival. However, firms with selective constraints that combine slack in financial resources with constraints in human resources exhibit superior performance without decreased survival prospects. Taken together, this study extends current research by providing a more nuanced view of the relationships between slack resources, firm performance, and firm survival.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.subjectResource Bundles
dc.subjectResource Constraints
dc.subjectSlack Resources
dc.subjectSurvival
dc.titleLess is More, or Not? On the Interplay between Bundles of Slack Resources, Firm Performance and Firm Survival
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Management Studies
dc.source.volume52
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage819
dc.source.endpage848
vlerick.knowledgedomainAccounting & Finance
vlerick.typearticleFT ranked journal article  
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentA&F
dc.identifier.vperid127428
dc.identifier.vperid86497
dc.identifier.vpubid6731


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