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EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Business, Humanities & Education
Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
CAPABILITIES DIFFERENTIALS AS STRATEGIC ASSETS OF FIRMS: A PRAGMATIC REVIEW
Author : Low Swee Foon
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Abstract
Possessing and increasing the value of assets is one of the objectives many firms are working hard to improve in their current assets section of their balance sheet. However, in a turbulent competitive business environment, strong current assets alone do not guarantee a firms' sustainability. A firm's current assets are perishable and hence do not guarantee long term sustainability. Competitive edge businesses do not only focus on the development and possession of current assets or tangible assets, but also assets which may provide competitive advantages which are sustainable. Amit & Schoemaker (1993), Barney (1991), Michalisin & Acar (1994) called these strategic assets which are intangible (Michalisin et al., 1997). These resources are simultaneously valuable, rare, inimitable, non-substitutable (Barney, 1991), heterogeneous, immobile, ex post limits and ex ante limits to competition (Peteraf, 1993). This conceptual paper discusses how a firm can possess sources of sustainable competitive advantage via the development of strategic assets. The focus is put on the theory of capabilities differentials and intangible assets.
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
SEGi College Subang Jaya, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.