Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 25 Issue 5


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The corrosion of IT advantage: strategy makes a comeback

Nicholas G. Carr

When a valuable new technology emerges, it provides forward‐looking companies with opportunities for gaining a strong and durable edge over the competition. But as the technology…


Preparing for a new global business environment: divided and disorderly or integrated and harmonious?

Dwight Allen, Michael E. Raynor

Many executives base their strategies on the assumption that globalization is here to stay – they bank on a future of open markets, cross‐border capital flows, and international…


Higher‐order needs drive new growth in mature consumer markets

Ana Dutra, James Frary, Rick Wise

For most of the past decade, it has been tough to find growth in consumer sectors such as packaged goods, media, food, and electronics. The proliferation of new brands and…


From idea to innovation: making creativity real

Bolko von Oetinger

This article by Bolko von Oetinger, a senior vice president and director of the Strategy Institute for the Boston Consulting Group, is the first in a series of three articles that…


Think like a sociopath, act like a saint

Ian I. Mitroff

Crisis‐prepared organizations employ a number of distinct and creative strategies to cope with crises: they conduct internal assassin team exercises where they attempt to destroy…


Project management: key tool for implementing strategy

Andrew Longman, James Mullins

There are several conditions essential for project success that apply to all projects, whether related to top‐level strategic business issues or operational ones: executives must…

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