Journal of Strategy and Management: Volume 14 Issue 4


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Strategy and what it means to be strategic: redefining strategic, operational, and tactical decisions

Azaddin Salem Khalifa

The confusion over what counts as “strategic” is widely acknowledged to be a problem for both research and practice. The paper aims to develop a robust definition of “strategic…


Motives for corporate philanthropy and charitable causes supported

Dane K. Peterson, Cathryn Van Landuyt, Courtney Pham

This paper examines how the inferred motives for corporate philanthropy relate to the types of charitable causes supported.

Is shame-proneness the missing link between social norms, policymaking and productive entrepreneurship?

Atma Prakash Ojha, M.K. Nandakumar

The purpose of the paper is to establish the need to study the shame-proneness trait of entrepreneurs – what is it and why is it important to study.

Tailor the message and change will happen? An experimental study of message tailoring as an effective communication strategy for organizational change

Florian Haumer, Laura Schlicker, Paul Clemens Murschetz, Castulus Kolo

This study strives to improve one’s understanding of tailored messaging as an organizational communication strategy that amplifies processes of organizational change at an…


When capital markets discount R&D expenditures: the problemistic search effect

Dmitri G. Markovitch, Jonathan O'Brien

Research finds that investors initially under-react to increases in R&D intensity. The phenomenon is commonly viewed as mispricing. We draw on behavioral theory of the firm (BTF…

Strategy consensus and social practice: a perspective from public sector managers

Jarrah Almansour, Demola Obembe

The purpose of this paper is to investigate consensus formation among the top and middle managers during the strategy process. Specifically, the paper seeks to gain insight into…

The town of bent necks: interorganizational causes and consequences of relational rivalry

Cenk Sozen

This study aims at developing a conceptual framework for the networking behaviour of firms having relational and non-relational competitive interactions. Initially the question of…

Level and speed of acquisition integration and their effects on technological performance

Liang-Hung Lin, Yu-Ling Ho

This study concerns two aspects of the integration process critical for the success of acquisitions: (1) levels of human integration and task integration and (2) speeds of human…

Is there a decision to make, boss? From understanding SME growth to managing employees' learning preferences

Steven Tam, David E. Gray

This study examines employees' learning preferences in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at different life-cycle stages.

Nexus between risk disclosure and corporate reputation: a longitudinal approach

Nischay Arora, Ridhima Saggar, Balwinder Singh

The study aims to explore the unexplored domain by examining the impact of risk disclosure on corporate reputation in an emerging economy, like India, characterized by huge…

Understanding the dynamic relationships between CSR and CSIR

Feibo Shao, Audrey J. Murrell, Xiaoping Zhao, Ke Zhang, Timothy A. Hart

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate social irresponsibility (CSIR) co-exist within many firms. Yet, without understanding how CSR and CSIR are related, our…


Managers' sexually-oriented behavior and firm performance: linking media reports to stock market reactions and legal risk

Amy Nicole Baker, David King, Michael Nalick, Melissa Tempio, Vishal K. Gupta, Charles A. Pierce

The goal of this study is to examine the association between managers' sexually-oriented behavior in publicly traded firms and subsequent stock market reactions. Both sexual…

Strategic orientations, firm performance and the moderating effect of absorptive capacity

Manuel-Alejandro Ibarra-Cisneros, María del Rosario Demuner-Flores, Felipe Hernández-Perlines

The purpose of this article is to study the moderating effect of absorptive capacity, defined as the set of organizational routines and processes through which companies acquire…

Influence of middle management on dynamic capabilities

Marina de Almeida Cruz, Victor Silva Corrêa, Daniela Martins Diniz, Felipe Mendes Borini

The dynamic capabilities (DC) literature focuses primarily on top managers. Although recent studies have drawn attention to middle management's (MM) relevance, these professionals…

The threat of bankruptcy and financing strategy in learning-intensive industries

Palash Deb, Vipin Sreekumar

The authors investigate whether firms in learning-intensive industries are more prone to bankruptcy and how this shapes a firm's financing choices.

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