Academy of Management Review
[First paragraph] A review (in the pages of this journal) of a book published nearly fifty years ago may appear unusual; not unless the book has become a “classic”. Indeed, many organizational scholars (e.g, Pitelis, 2002) view it as a seminal text for the resource-based view of the firm - arguably one of the dominant theoretical perspectives in strategic management research today.
Original Publication Citation
Nair, A., Trendowski, J., & Judge, B. (2008). The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, by Edith T. Penrose. Oxford: Blackwell, 1959 [book review]. Academy of Management Review, 33(4), 1026-1028.
Nair, Anil; Trendowski, Joseph; and Judge, William, "The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, by Edith T. Penrose. Oxford: Blackwell, 1959 (Book Review)" (2008). Management Faculty Publications. 8.