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Curation

Organizational curatorship comprises all of the activities that organizational actors employ to preserve, exercise connoisseurship over, and orchestrate their resources. These three functions parallel much of the literature on curatorship in the arts world.

There has been a good deal of emphasis by resource-based and dynamic capability scholars on the role of resources and competencies in sustaining competitive advantage. Unfortunately, resources and capabilities—defined as valuable, rare, hard to imitate, and having no clear substitutes—are subject to particular challenges of vulnerability. Paradoxically, sometimes it is the very sources of value and isolating mechanisms of such resources that make them or their rents especially hard to sustain. Reputation is one such resource. This entry examines three categories of vulnerability identified by Isabelle Le Breton-Miller and Danny Miller that ...

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