Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 27 Issue 4


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Corporate governance best practices: the proof is in the process

Catherine M. Dalton, Dan R. Dalton

This paper looks at the failure of corporate boards to incorporate best practices into their functioning.


Stick this in your stovepipe

Patrick Marren

PurposeThis article provides opinions about key issues in strategy and the future to the readership. Design/methodology/approachThis article is an opinion column. Findings


Merck & Co. Inc.: communication lessons from the withdrawal of Vioxx

James S. O'Rourke

This paper examines communication strategies, organization, and tactics of the pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co., Inc., as corporate executives and staff faced the withdrawal from


Are you enjoying globalization yet? The surprising implications for business

Adrian Slywotzky, Peter Baumgartner, Larry Alberts, Hanna Moukanas

Globalization is changing the nature of competition and value creation in ways more subtle and fundamental than simply cost. By incubating scores of new business models that can


Not by technology alone: sustaining winning strategies

Eric G. Olson

Business leaders can apply key messages as early as today to begin aligning business operations with business strategy to strengthen sustainability. Principles can be applied at


Cultural competence in the business world: a Finnish perspective

Markku Wilenius

The idea of the paper is to define the concept of cultural competence and to explore what is the role of cultural competence in today's world of business. The hypothesis of the


Strategic marketing and the global banking industry: elements of excellence

Pieter Klaas Jagersma

On the basis of survey material, the article offers an examination of the banking industry and possible response strategies. The article aims at giving banks the impetus to fully


Memory loss? Corporate knowledge and radical change

Nicholas J. Scalzo

The purpose of this article is to understand the impact of radical change initiatives such as large VEROs or RIFs on the organizational memory system (OMS), specifically the tacit


Bouncing back: response strategies to the dotcom bust in Israel

Michael Etgar

The purpose of this article is to present and analyze the responses of high‐tech firms to the crisis of 2000‐2003 when demand declined rapidly.

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