Essays on Film Studios Based in the United States between 1936 and 1965 Article

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The paper "Film Studios Based in the United States between 1936 and 1965" is a perfect example of a management article. The core aim of the article is the focus upon the definition and testing of the view in regard to resources for an organization when it comes to studying the main film studios based in the United States between 1936 and 1965. Based on the article, it can be concluded that resources based on the property as being the exclusive contracts with theaters as well as the stars have contributed greatly in bringing the much-needed stability in terms of financial performance.

The article has also contributed greatly to offering the difference that exists between the resources based on property and knowledge (Miller 1996). Resource-based on property brings along stability and more so in the predictable settings. Resource-based on knowledge is mostly used in uncertain situations and more so when there is a changing and unpredictable environment. The article has also gone a step further, focused, and discussed various types of resources and this has been done in reference to various types of knowledge. Context A major article that has been used and which focuses on the idea of the resource-based view, Danny Miller has contributed greatly by offering a different but a related article which he termed as “ An asymmetry based view of advantage: Towards an attainable sustainability” (2003).

This article has contributed greatly in that it offers a way of commenting on and evaluating the resource-based view and this has resulted in a better understanding of the concept. Nevertheless, it can also be observed that the citation of this article can be found in a wide range of articles conducted by other researchers. Process To achieve the results, sampling has been done to seven major film studios from the year 1936 to 1965 of which, various which had been chosen include The MGM, Warner Brothers, United Artists, Columbia, Universal, Paramount and the Twentieth Century-Fox.

The study has used two different periods; one which has stability and this includes the studios from 1936 to 1950 and ones that have challenging uncertainty and this includes the years 1951 to 1965. The data used in the paper in relation to the revenues and the profits made by the studios are been gathered from an article by Moody and from the financial reports.


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