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Survival of the fittest? Resilience strategies among SMEs

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 10 July 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


One of the less-discussed and analyzed phenomena in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008 was just how resilient, and even successful, some businesses had become. In the same way that in Western films the undertakers profited, when a new sheriff came to town to crack down on the bad guys, there is strong school of thought that certain types of firms and industries will benefit when all around them are failing.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "Survival of the fittest? Resilience strategies among SMEs", Strategic Direction, Vol. 33 No. 7, pp. 26-28.



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