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dc.contributor.advisorPerez, Enrique M.
dc.contributor.authorRivet, Steven Robert 2018
dc.descriptionThesis (D.B.A.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation creates a model explaining the factors that drive the decision by a semiconductor firm to divest a specific strategic resource. The dissertation is based on a case study of a medium size semiconductor firm that divested a competitively performing manufacturing facility in a low labor cost Asian country, and replaced the services it performed with contracted services. The study draws on competitive advantage, resource based view, transaction cost, divestment, international business, and asset-light model literature. The existing literature either fails to explain (or to explain completely) the reasons driving these type of divestiture decisions (resource based view, transaction cost economics, international business theory), or explains them only at a firm level (divestment and asset light theory). The contribution that this dissertation creates is a model that explains the decision at the specific strategic resource level, i.e. a theory of why one particular strategic resource would be divested by a firm, but not another.en_US
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0en_US
dc.subjectResource based viewen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge based viewen_US
dc.subjectResource allocationen_US
dc.subjectAsset lighten_US
dc.subjectFab lighten_US
dc.subjectCapital allocationen_US
dc.titleDivestment of Strategic Resources in a Hypercompetitive, Capital Intensive, Knowledge Based Industryen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US of Business Administrationen_US Administrationen_US Studiesen_US Institute of Technologyen_US

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