Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 41 Issue 1


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Wanted: strategic partners for young firms eager to enter foreign markets

Lili Mi, Yuanfei Kang, Yulong Liu

This paper aims to investigate the relationship between strategic asset-seeking intent and firms’ entry strategies of foreign investment in the context of emerging market firms.


Leveraging board talent for innovation strategy

Alix Valenti, Stephen V. Horner

Human capital has been traditionally viewed in terms of how an individual’s investment in knowledge, skills and abilities can lead to higher pay or promotions. More recently…


Beyond artificial intelligence: why companies need to go the extra step

Ulrich Lichtenthaler

The purpose of this paper is to underscore the need for developing a meta-intelligence in companies based on a conceptual framework for combining artificial and human intelligence.


The Bayer–Monsanto fusion: countering brand tarnishing and rebuilding reputation

Philippe Rebière, Hareesh Mavoori

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the antecedents, internal/external drivers and circumstances that diminish the importance of reputation and permit it to be…


The essential mix: six tools for strategy-making in the next decade

Kurt Wurthmann

The purpose of this paper is to provide a solution that helps reduce confusion about choice and usage of tools for strategy-making.


Improving the M&A success rate: identity may be the key

Mahendra Joshi, Carol Sanchez, Paul Mudde

The purpose of this paper is to build a model of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) performance drawing from the concept of organizational identity theory. The paper proposes that…


Getting employees involved in strategy planning

Paul J. Davis

This paper aims to demonstrate how appreciative inquiry methods can be applied by managers to developing and reviewing business strategy as an alternative, more inclusive and…

Alone on the ramparts

Peter Buell Hirsch

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role that corporate political positioning taking is playing in exacerbating political polarization and to suggest that, by contrast…

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