Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 28 Issue 1


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CEO succession: the times they are a‐changin'

Dan R. Dalton, Catherine M. Dalton

The paper aims to at CEO succession in light of regulations and post‐SOX dynamics.


Losing the bubble

Patrick Marren

The purpose of the paper is to provide the author's opinions about key issues in strategy and the future to the readership.


The strategy payoff for smaller enterprises

Graham Beaver

This paper seeks to examine business strategy from the small firm and enterprise development perspective. It aims to advocate the value of a well‐considered strategy for the


Market share is not enough: why strategic market positioning works

Stuart Jackson

The author and his colleagues at LEK Consulting LLC have helped hundreds of firms over the years to achieve higher growth, increase their profit margins in existing businesses


Telling the corporate story: vision into action

Morgan Marzec

The “Corporate Story” was written to provide organizations with a starting block for developing their company's strategic message. This paper aims to address this issue.


Learning faster than the competition: war games give the advantage

Mark Chussil

Business war games support competitive‐strategy decisions under uncertainty. They are especially useful in combating confirmation bias, the human tendency to look for reassuring


Aspiration and leadership

Pieter Klaas Jagersma

Management needs an aspiration as to how the company will work in the future. It needs a guide for corporate priorities. Any company ‐ local or global ‐ must be driven by an


Transnational mergers and acquisitions: how to beat the odds of disaster

Caroline Firstbrook

The aim of this paper is to discuss the trend towards cross‐border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and review best practices for successful cross‐border M&A transactions (and how


Down with strategy: in defense of short‐term thinking

Jonathan Ezer, Dionysios S. Demetis

The aim of this paper is to argue that the need for strategy is overstated and that organizations should celebrate short‐term thinking.

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