Journal of Business Strategy: Volume 44 Issue 2


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Service ecosystems: why the media industry prefers access, not ownership

Jennifer Chandler, Atul Teckchandani

Because of the increasing importance of access over ownership, the purpose of this paper is to propose a service ecosystem perspective to help managers navigate hypercompetition…


Bias versus error: why projects fall short

Lavagnon Ika, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Peter E.D. Love, Gilles Pache

Worldwide, major projects often make the headlines as they suffer from a fourfold whammy of delays, cost blowouts, benefit shortfalls and stakeholder disappointments. It seems…

Why companies succeed or fail: corporate cycles and firm function in tandem

Panos Mourdoukoutas, Abraham Stefanidis

This paper aims to underscore the need for developing a model of corporate cycles, which can explain how corporations rise, decline and fall in the marketplace.

How CSL Biotech became a global player: getting ahead of the competition

Mark P. Ward, Oleksiy Osiyevskyy

This paper aims to examine the role strategic problem identification and resolution played in identifying and capturing new sources of competitive advantage as CSL Limited (CSL…

Marketing performance: aligning people, processes, and results

António Pimenta da Gama

The purpose of this paper is to integrate and extend existing knowledge about marketing performance assessment, making a case for a measurement system identifying five categories…

Corporate financial disclosures and the importance of readability

Nadia Smaili, Anne Marie Gosselin, Julien Le Maux

This paper draws on prior studies on the readability of corporate financial disclosures to discuss why readability should be a concern for firms. Guidance and recommendations are…


The light at the end of the tunnel: marketing to seniors

Peter Buell Hirsch

This paper aims to address the continuing absence of older individuals portrayed across the advertising spectrum.

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