Amazon Eats Whole Foods
With it’s $13.7B bid, Amazon agreed to pay a 27% premium over Whole Foods’ previous market valuation. This makes for a nice live case case in your strategy classroom. Was this a sound business decision? The market rewarded Amazon with an increase in it’s stock ...[more]
Posted on July 31, 2017
Deflategate: Letting the air out of Strategic Planning
Strategies rarely work out as planned but somehow, students remain eternally hopeful that everything will go exactly...[more]
Posted on July 23, 2017
Failure: The Sequel
This is another in our series of explorations in learning from failure (and learning from success). The Swedish Museum of Failure ...[more]
Posted on June 27, 2017
Hollywood Breaks Into China
How do firms modify their products so they will be well-received in the most promising global markets? Case in point...[more]
Posted on June 20, 2017
Angry Shareholders Sacrifice Donkey
Shareholder activism is often identified as a mechanism to discipline managers and keep them focused on value creation for investors. An NPR story reports that shareholders in a zoo near Shanghai, frustrated that they weren’t making a profit on their investment, fed a live donkey to zoo tigers as a form of protest...[more]
Posted on June 8, 2017
Moving Mountains on a Rugged Landscape
Strategies rarely come together as the plan would have suggested. The unexpected could come externally, from shifts in the marketplace, or internally, as the pieces don’t come together as intended. ...[more]...
Posted on May 5, 2017
Bride of Frankenwatch: An RBV Story
Carpenter Strategy Toolbox
Trump's Taiwan Move: The Strategic Value of "Crazy"
Trumped up Strategy Class
This isn’t the first time polls have been wrong. The election of Donald Trump was a shock to many college students (as well as the press) and this may warrant some class time. Some instructors responded by...[more]
Posted on November 11, 2016
Are Internal Capital Markets Better for Selfie Sticks?
Why isn’t the BCG matrix dead as a framework? I still consistently find that my students have been exposed to it (generally in Marketing). They don’t even understand that it is a framework for internal capital markets (where firms add value by...[more]
Posted on October 27, 2016
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Call for Proposals: Virtual Special Issues
Virtual Special Issues are collections curated and introduced by leading scholars in the area of their expertise. We now invite SMS scholars to propose new VSIs to be published in 2017. We invite proposals for both research and application oriented collections. Please see the call for proposals for more details.
Research Chatter Podcast
Conversations highlighting big ideas from business school profs around the world.
SMJ Special Issue on Replication Studies is published online!
A replication study assesses whether the results of a particular prior study can be reproduced, including in new contexts with different data. Replication studies are critical for building a cumulative body of research knowledge. The articles in this special issue provide examples of replication studies in strategic management.
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Caught in the Crossfire”: MNCs in armed conflict zones
Civil war and violent social conflict drove headlines around the world in 2016 with conflict in Syria, the Mediterranean refugee crisis, and the backlash to immigration taking center stage across Europe and the US. But citizens are not the only actors who have to choose whether to flee or persist when armed conflict hits a country. … [More]
SMJ Video Abstract by Dorobantu & Odziemkowska: Valuing Stakeholder Governance
Published August 16, 2017
GSJ Video Abstract by Robin Pesch and Ricarda B. Bouncken: How to Achieve Benefits from Diversity in International Alliances?
Published July 5, 2017
GSJ Video Abstract by Liangding Jia, Sali Li, Steve Tallman and Yaqin Zheng: Catch-up via agglomeration: A study of township clusters
Published March 13, 2017
SMJ video abstract by Cheng Gao, Tiona Zuzul, Geoffrey Jones and Tarun Khanna: Overcoming institutional voids to succeed in emerging markets
Published March 6, 2017
SMJ Video abstract by Kolbel, Busch and Jancso: How Media Coverage of Corporate Social Irresponsibility Increases Financial Risk
Published March 5, 2017
Published February 6, 2017
SMJ Video Abstract - Flammer & Bansal, Does a Long-Term Orientation Create Value? Video summary of a strategic management journal research article on the effects of shifting toward long-term incentives
Published January 16, 2017
Published December 22, 2016
SMJ Video Abstract - How Entrepreneurs Leverage Institutional Intermediaries in Emerging Economies to Acquire Public Resources by Armanios, Eesley, Li and Eisenhardt
Published August 18, 2016
Monitoring Global Supply Chains - Short, Toffel and Hugill
Published September 13, 2016
SMJ Video Abstract - Mahka Moeen and Rajshree Agarwal: Incubation of an Industry
Published May 20, 2016
GSJ Video Abstract - Fainshmidt, Smith and Judge
Published May 12, 2016
SEJ Video Abstract -- Saxton, Wesley, & Saxton on "Venture Advocates"
Published April 4, 2016