Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 38 Issue 5


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Stakeholder dialogue: strategic tool or wasted words?

Laetitia Guibert, Julia Roloff

The purpose of this study is to identify which stakeholder dialogue approach has the best outcomes. Moreover, it is investigated how stakeholder dialogue practices are linked to…


When firms mature: keeping the ho-hum at bay and embracing change

Candace TenBrink, Betsy Gelb

This paper aims to offer a research-based assessment of why mature firms in mature industries may struggle to survive. The basic issues explored are major hurdles to the dynamic…


Another failed M&A: misaligned business models as culprit

Gaël Le Floc’h, Laurent Scaringella

Literature on business models (BMs) has grown very rapidly since the beginning of the twenty-first century, and although the theoretical and empirical literature has developed…

Sense, seize, reconfigure: online communities as strategic assets

David Wagner, Matthias Wenzel, Heinz-Theo Wagner, Jochen Koch

The purpose of this paper is to explore and illustrate how organizations may use online communities strategically to adapt to a changing business environment, specifically from a…


Innovation risk in digital business models: the German energy sector

Dominik Dellermann, Alexander Fliaster, Michael Kolloch

Past research demonstrated that novel IT-based business models generate tremendous returns for innovators. However, the risks associated with these innovations remain…


Chained to a rock

Peter Buell Hirsch

The purpose of this paper is to examine the extraordinary reputational challenge for brands in social media in an era of heightened political and cultural polarization. In a time…

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