Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 29 Issue 3


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Blogs and the corporation: managing the risk, reaping the benefits

Joshua L. Cox, Eric R. Martinez, Kevin B. Quinlan

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of blogs in corporate communication and proposes general policies to help corporations effectively and ethically use blogs. Blogs


Knowing: how we know is as important as what we know

Ian I. Mitroff

The purpose of this paper is to show that more than ever than ever, businesses need to understand the nature of different concepts of knowledge and methods for producing them.


Merger deal breakers: when operational due diligence exposes risk

Nan J. Morrison, Guy Kinley, Kristin L. Ficery

The purpose of this of this paper is to show that judging by the number of mergers that still go sour, there is plenty of room to intensify the kind of operational due diligence


Location, location: the geography of industry clusters

Holger Schiele

The purpose of this paper is to explore the implications of regional‐sectoral agglomerations – clusters – for the strategic management of firms. Concentration of firms along a


Culture Italian style: business and the arts

Roberta Comunian

The purpose of this research is to investigate the practice of business investment in arts and culture, and provide a better understanding of this phenomenon from a competitive


Living in the present

Patrick Marren

An article “from the future” illustrating the trend away from serious strategy and planning in American companies.


Making growth make sense for retail and franchise businesses

Stuart E. Jackson

The purpose of this paper is to show that most retail and franchise businesses have the goal of rapidly expanding to create a nationwide or even international network of outlets


Synchronization: moving beyond re‐engineering

Ajit Kambil

The re‐engineering movement focused on obliterating functional silos and creating processes. As processes become more prevalent, today's challenge is to overcome process silos and

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