Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 38 Issue 3


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The ambidextrous manager: what role does culture play?

Ian R. Hodgkinson, M.N. Ravishankar, Michelle Fischer

It is known from research that the right context can help managers develop an ambidextrous approach. But just as few of us are naturally ambidextrous, many managers fail to…


Balancing control and autonomy in communities of practice: governance patterns and knowledge in nine multinationals

Stefano Borzillo

This research aims to uncover three forms of communities of practice (CoPs), based on a set of six governance mechanisms. The focus is on the specific question of how…


Social media: open innovation in SMEs finds new support

Emma L. Hitchen, Petra A. Nylund, Xavier Ferràs, Sergi Mussons

The exchange of knowledge in social networks is fundamental to innovation. Open, interactive, innovation requires collaboration through social networks. This social networking is…


Going East: a framework for reverse innovation in SMEs

Dominik Dellermann

Past research demonstrated that reverse innovation initiatives generate tremendous returns for innovators. However, the focus is on multinational corporations (MNCs). This paper…

Responsible innovation at the bottom of the pyramid

Arpita Agnihotri

This paper aims to explore various routes through firms can meet needs of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) consumers in a socially responsible manner.


Windmills in cyberspace

Peter Buell Hirsch

The purpose of this paper is to stimulate an urgent dialogue about the impact of automated opinion engines (“bots”) on the functioning of public institutions in democratic…

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