Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 39 Issue 3


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Successful rebounds: how firms overcome their middle age crisis

Candace Ten Brink, Betsy D. Gelb, Robert Keller

This paper aims to examine technology-based firms that successfully turned around a decline in performance, to report what they did and what characterized the firms themselves…

Staples: strategic evolution and decline in retailing

John S. Strong

This paper aims to analyze strategic decline in office supply retailing. The paper describes how inconsistent and biased internal decisions and perspectives can lead to decline…

Roadmap to collaboration: journey from silos to enterprise

José A. LugoSantiago

Collaboration facilitates competitive advantages. That’s the reason why every leader should be concerned with whether his or her part of the organization embraces collaboration or…


When startups exit: comparing strategies in Europe and the USA

Alessia Pisoni, Alberto Onetti

The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of trends toward start-up exits. Exits represent the “end phase” of the start-up process, at least for the founders and the…


Operating at the edge: firefighters, networks and lessons for minimal disruption during crisis

Olivier Berthod

This study aims to point at the vulnerability of the networks on which companies rely, willingly or not. This vulnerability, it is argued, can be harnessed if firms proactively…


Kaizen in Japan: transferring knowledge in the workplace

Wayne G. Macpherson, James C. Lockhart, Heather Kavan, Anthony L. Iaquinto

As employees in the lower ranks of a Japanese company advance through the levels of management and seniority their role in day-to-day kaizen activities shifts from that of…


The sound of smashing looms and the future of corporate purpose

Peter Buell Hirsch

This viewpoint reviews the current golden age of corporate purpose and raises the question as to the efficacy of corporate purpose and contributions to social value. The author…

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