Academy of Strategic Management Journal

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, 2011

A Social-Cognitive Perspective on Firm Innovation
ABSTRACTInnovation is the central value of economic behavior, and this paper proposes a social-cognitive perspective for studying the sources of firm innovation. In the context of firm innovation, the cognitions of top management teams or an entrepreneur...
Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan: Case Study
ABSTRACTComputerized data has become critical to the survival of an enterprise. The number of organizations that rely on computerized systems to perform daily operations and assist in the decision making process has grown at a rapid pace recently and...
Layoff and Firm Long-Term Performance
ABSTRACTThis paper investigates long-term stock price performance of firms that announce layoffs. Using event study methodology, evidence in this study suggests that, on average, negative returns are associated with layoff announcements.(ProQuest: ......
Small-Firm Competitive Strategy
ABSTRACTThis study examined the competitive strategies of 167 small firms in rural Kansas and Missouri. Fifty-eight firms were differentiators and forty-five were cost leaders. The remaining firms were unable to articulate a specific generic strategy...
Strategic Fit among Business Competitive Strategy, Human Resource Strategy, and Reward System
ABSTRACTCompetitiveness is inevitable in highly dynamic and uncertain environments. Business strategy is concerned with how businesses achieve a competitive advantage. Its implementation involves the fit between the organization's business strategy and...
Strategic Human Resource Management in Small and Growing Firms: Aligning Valuable Resources
ABSTRACTHuman capital (i.e., the knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees) is one of the primary factors a business can rely on to differentiate their products or services and build a competitive advantage; however, few studies directly guide managers...
The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Environmental Scanning Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Study
ABSTRACTThis study examines the relationships of emotional intelligence of supervisors-empathy and social skills-to the effectiveness of their environmental scanning behavior. Data was collected from 1,184 dyads in four countries (U.S., Bangladesh, Greece,...
Understanding, Finding, and Applying Core Competencies: A Framework, Guide, and Description for Corporate Managers and Research Professionals
ABSTRACTIn recent years, managerial interest in corporate core competencies as competitive tools has risen greatly. Corporate managers and professionals often have three questions regarding them. First, what are corporate core competencies? Second, how...

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