Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 42 Issue 2


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Spotlight on design: strengthening innovation for more product and service sales

Cheryl Nakata, S. Cem Bahadir

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether and how managing three aspects of design – the strategic role of design, outsourcing of design and organizational resistance to…

Cybercrime in Europe: surprising results of an expensive lapse

Martin Roškot, Isaac Wanasika, Zuzana Kreckova Kroupova

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of ransomware cyber-attacks “WannaCry” and “Petya” on stock prices of publicly traded companies in the European Union. The…


Survival in a new industry: marijuana, venture structure and outcomes

Karen Nicholas, Curtis R. Sproul, Kevin Cox

The purpose of this study is to explore how new firms enter a new industry and which structure will support survival. Essentially, the study examines the extent to which new firms…


Going digital: case study of an Italian insurance company

Galena Pisoni

This paper aims to present the case of an Italian SME in the domain of insurance and how it approached its own digital transformation. Together with the founders of the SME, the…


Corporations in the political arena: an ethical framework

Andrew Barron, Stephen Stacey

This study aims to explore how firms can configure their organisational architectures in ways that limit ethical transgressions of their corporate political activities (CPAs).

Seven mistakes to avoid in launching and scaling digital platforms

Rubén Mancha, Steven Gordon, Donna Stoddard

Many startups and incumbents seek to benefit from a platform business model, but the literature on digital platforms has primarily focused on the success of a few blockbuster…


Sustainable practices in SMEs: reducing the ecological footprint

Mário Franco, Margarida Rodrigues

The purpose of this study to focus on sustainable entrepreneurship practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), thus aiming to understand the reasons owners-managers…


Building a new resilience

Peter Buell Hirsch

The purpose of the viewpoint is to examine the various ways in which the pandemic has exposed structural vulnerabilities in global business infrastructures that have long existed…

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