Academy of Strategic Management Journal

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, July

A Social-Cognitive Perspective on Firm Innovation
INTRODUCTION Innovation is the driving force of economic growth, but much confusion centers on how to encourage it. This paper reviews the literature on social networks and organizational learning and incorporates the cognitive and social factors...
Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan: Case Study
INTRODUCTION Webster's Dictionary defines a disaster as "a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction; a sudden or great misfortune or failure." In a contemporary IT context, disaster is an event that shuts down a computing...
Layoff and Firm Long-Term Performance
INTRODUCTION Downsizing is "the planned elimination of positions or jobs" (Cascio, 1993, p. 96). A key question in corporate restructuring is what role downsizing plays, and why firms' announcements are met with different stock price reactions....
Small-Firm Competitive Strategy
INTRODUCTION In 1980 Michael Porter published Competitive Strategy: How to Analyze Industries and Competitors. This book quickly became a New York Times best seller. Thirty-one years later, it remains in print in hardback only. Porter's thesis was...
Strategic Fit among Business Competitive Strategy, Human Resource Strategy, and Reward System
INTRODUCTION In recent years, there has been marked increase in competition in virtually all areas of business. The ability to outperform competitors and produce above average profits lies in the pursuit and execution of an appropriate business...
Strategic Human Resource Management in Small and Growing Firms: Aligning Valuable Resources
INTRODUCTION When entrepreneurs and business executives develop a business plan, they recognize that a great line of products or services helps a company achieve, and maintain, a competitive advantage in the marketplace (Porter, 1980). For instance,...
The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Environmental Scanning Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Study
INTRODUCTION In the rapidly changing global economy, scanning for environmental change is vital to organizational performance and viability. Changes in the environment result in new opportunities for wealth creation that decision makers use in strategy...
Understanding, Finding, and Applying Core Competencies: A Framework, Guide, and Description for Corporate Managers and Research Professionals
INTRODUCTION The construct of the core competence--sometimes called by other names such as organizational competencies or distinctive capabilities--has been widely studied (Bogner & Thomas, 1994; Fowler et. al., 2000; Lei, 2000; Leonard-Barton,...
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