Technology

Sticking with old technology can be a strategic move

Technological innovation — especially disruptive innovation — is often heralded as the best strategy for a company. But new research published in Strategic Management Journal found that as competitors adopt…

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For Some Companies, There’s Strategy (and Success) to Sticking with Older Technology

When many phone companies shifted to making smart devices, one firm in particular — Nokia — stuck by its flip phone design. This summer, the device saw a burst in…

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Announcing The Big Six and Strategic Insights

After extensive engagement with many stakeholders of SMS and incorporating a detailed analysis of key issues identified by top global consulting firms plus consultation with leading global executives and business…

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SMS Technology Transformation

The Strategic Management Society is entering the final phase of a large scale technology project that has been underway for the last few years. SMS Members and other audiences will…

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SMS 44th Annual Conference Istanbul

Strategic Management of Fault Lines, Contradictions, and Divergences

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SMJ Video Abstract | Hitting reset: Industry evolution, generational technology cycles, and the dynamic value of firm experience

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Why “Born Digital Firms” Should Have a Physical Presence in Foreign Markets  

Firms that have their roots in selling non-physical digital products, also known as “born digital firms,” can establish an international presence without ever physically setting foot in another country. But…

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New Antitrust Study Shows Reining in Big Tech Doesn’t Spur Rival Profits

This paper was nominated for a Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award. In January, the Justice Department sued Google, claiming the tech company abused a monopoly in online advertising by seizing control of…

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What Globalization Looks Like in the Digital Business Era

By J Katherine Bahr Transformative technology has remade global business structures time and time again. With the Industrial Revolution, dispersed cottage industries became centralized production hubs. In the 20th century, communication…

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How Do Globally Scaling Digital Firms Navigate Competing Strategic Demands? 

Recent research published in the Global Strategy Journal, coauthored by Esther Tippmann (National University of Ireland Galway), Sinéad Monaghan (Trinity College Dublin) and Becky Reuber (University of Toronto), shows that…

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