Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 3 Issue 4

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DEGREES OF PRODUCT INNOVATION

Donald F. Heany

Product innovation can run the gamut from new products and product‐line extensions to product improvements and style changes. Business managers need to understand this entire…

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WHY BUSINESSES FAIL

Edward I. Altman

The number of business failures in this country is growing at an alarming rate. While many experts have looked at the specific reasons why particular companies fail, few have…

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GLOBAL COMPETITION IN THE 1980s

Frederick Gluck

Following a decade of economic turmoil, the climate for international business in the 1980s should be more favorable due to changes in the oil, currency, and labor markets. Those…

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Alfred Rappaport

Strategic plans need to be evaluated in rational economic terms. Earnings per share and book ROI no longer do the job. What is needed, the author contends, is a new shareholder…

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DEVELOPING AND MANAGING NEW PRODUCTS

Eugene F. Finkin

Why, when we know so much about new‐product development and commercialization, do so many companies manage the process poorly? The author contends it's because too many executives…

BEYOND CORPORATE STRATEGY

Charles Fombrun, W. Graham Astley

Up until now, strategic planning has been done primarily at the business unit and corporate levels. The growing complexity and interdependence of the business environment argues…

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THE ESSENTIALS OF STRATEGIC CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Noel Tichy

Organizations today face major, discontinuous change that makes strategic management more difficult and more complex than ever. To succeed in this environment, companies need to…

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Is the Attack on Strategy Valid?

Robert Lamb

A spate of articles that vociferously attacks business strategy as a failure in practice, a useless concept, and a fad or current management vogue that is destined to pass into…

New Directions for AT&T

Charles L. Brown

Last year, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) decided to accept the Justice Department's proposal to break up the Bell System—a 100‐year‐old institution, the largest business…

Getting Physical: New Strategic Leverage From Operations

Wickham Skinner

An emerging wave of competitively aggressive moves originating in the operations function is a striking new phenomenon of the 1980s. These moves are creating an arsenal of…

Telemarketing: A New Weapon in the Arsenal

John C. Coppett, Roy Dale Vorhees

One of the most fundamental and dramatic changes since World War II in the conduct of strategic war has been the intense compression of time. Whereas in World War II it took the…

Anticipating Banking Deregulation

Richard C. Aspinwall

Prospects for banking regulation are a central issue in planning by firms that provide financial services or are considering offering such services. Because there has been…

Planning for Humanism

Mary E. Cunningham

One of the reasons our economy is in its current, uncertain state is that we are not making full use of our resources. Not the natural resources we read about in countless…

Technology in Diversified, Decentralized Companies

Don Collier

Technology, particularly when defined broadly as “know‐how,” is the raison d'être of most businesses. The customer is willing to pay the vendor who knows how to produce a product…

Effective Board Development: Five Areas for Concern

William R. Boulton

Boards of directors have been the subject of growing concern over the past decade. Today, pressures are building for increased reform within the corporate boardroom. An apparent…

Will Corporate Performance Decline in an Improving Economy?

Michael Hergert

Measuring corporate performance is difficult. No single measure can fully describe how well a firm is doing in the diverse aspects of its operations. As a result, analysts are…

MIS Development in American Industry

C. Richard Roberts, Louis E. Boone

The business environment for the past quarter‐century has been characterized by increasing competition, decreasing product life cycles, and growth of industrial organizations in…

Cover of Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN:

0275-6668

Renamed from:

Business Strategy Series

Online date, start – end:

1980

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open Access:

hybrid

Editor:

  • Ms Nanci Healy