Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 43 Issue 3


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Firms that prosper in all weathers: surviving recessions and plagues

Carol M. Connell, Christine Lemyze, William L. McGill

Whether they support long-term growth companies, entrepreneurial firms or turnarounds, top teams need to make bold strategic investment choices in times of boom, bust or pandemic…

Keeping it personal while growing the business: the German Mittelstand approach

Mark Lehrer, Stefan Schmid

For firms that depend on personalized management as a key element of their competitive advantage, maintaining personalized management in the face of sustained growth presents a…

Interpreting the industry 4.0 future: technology, business, society and people

Holger Schiele, Anna Bos-Nehles, Vincent Delke, Peter Stegmaier, Robbert-Jan Torn

Industrial revolutions have been induced by technological advances, but fundamentally changed business and society. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the fourth industrial…


Dedicated business model innovation units: do they work? A case study from Germany

Gina Rennings, Michael Wustmans, Martin Kupp

Business model innovation (BMI) provides enormous opportunities to multinational corporations (MNCs). Consequently, some MNCs have created dedicated BMI units. Yet, research only…


Multi-sided platform strategies for organizations: transforming the business model

Rubén Mancha, Steven Gordon

The purpose of this study is to explore and summarize the strategies organizations can follow when adopting a multi-sided platform (MSP) business model. MSPs benefit from direct…


Six ways to build circular business models

Nancy Bocken, Paavo Ritala

Circular business models can improve resource use in a financially and environmentally feasible way. However, companies struggle to choose among the vast variety of ways to…


Forging a new corporate engagement

Peter Buell Hirsch

This paper aims to highlight the need for corporations to engage politically to create a more functional capitalist system.

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