Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 24 Issue 5


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Strategy from the inside out: lessons in creating organic growth

Jill Irvin, Laura Pedro, Paul Gennaro

Over the past decade, many companies acquired their way to growth by developing and managing a portfolio of businesses, treating each as an autonomous unit. For many companies…


The ultimate competitive advantage of continuing business model innovation

Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles

Discusses the idea that continuing business model innovation provides a parallel way to outperform the competition. Improving a company’s business model by redirecting its focus…


When acquisitions go awry: pitfalls in executing corporate strategy

C. Gopinath

Looks at five cases of significant value destruction – when acquisition was followed by divestiture at a much lower price. Notes that closer examination reveals several fault…


Still searching for the pot of gold: doing business in today’s China

Pieter K. Jagersma, Désirée M. van Gorp

China may be the world’s largest growth market, but it has not always been hospitable to foreign companies. This appears from a survey of 381 managers of foreign companies active…


The making of a global executive

Jorge E. Fernández

Outlines the necessary competencies of global executives and notes that the correct mix of selection, training and experiential procedures is necessary. Asserts that developing…

Employee training: a strategic approach to better return on investment

Sharon Daniels

Focuses on employee training, a significant expenditure for most organizations. In the course of learning new skills to improve sales, build effective teams, improve quality or…

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