Academy of Strategic Management Journal

Articles from Vol. 4, Annual

Adapting Project Management Processes to the Management of Special Events: An Exploratory Study
ABSTRACT The number, size and complexity of what are called "special even." haves increased significantly over the last three decades. Examples of special events include: civic events, meetings and conferences, expositions, fairs and festivals,...
Differentiating Purchasing Practices of Firms Based on Information Technology Use
ABSTRACT Purchasing has recently taken on a more prominent organizational role and its focus has shifted from strictly operational to strategic. A significant impact on the purchasing function has been the growth of information technology (IT),...
How Important Are Stakeholder Relationships?
ABSTRACT The importance of organizational-stakeholder relationships has recently been of interest in the organizational studies literature. The relevance of this topic is even greater given the recent governance failures involving Enron, Tyco, and...
Progressive Management Practices as Predictors of Organizational Future Performance: Empirical Evidence
ABSTRACT This study explores progressive management practices (selective hiring, extensive training, employment security, self-management teams and decentralization, comparatively high compensation contingent on organizational performance, reduction...
Today's Airlines Should Adopt a Low-Cost Strategy: Can This Popular Idea Be Supported by the Facts?
ABSTRACT Airline strategic planners have viewed growth as their overriding objective as they have considered changes in customer markets and operations since WWII. This growth has been largely accomplished through an industry focus on differentiation...
Total Quality Management Implementation: The "Core" Strategy
ABSTRACT This research presents an empirical investigation of total quality management (TQM) implementation in small- to medium-sized manufacturing firms. The study introduces a new TQM implementation strategy: the "Core" approach and tests the...
Understanding Technology Transfer Effectiveness in Japanese Organizations: A Test of Contingency Theory
ABSTRACT This paper describes an empirical test of the Teasley and Robinson (2005) model of knowledge-based innovation within large multinational organizations. The test utilized a data sample of product development teams located in Japanese R&D...