International Journal of Business

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, Winter

Advances and Challenges in Strategic Management
ABSTRACT The field of business policy/strategic management has offered a variety of frameworks and concepts during the last half century, many aimed at "taking business and its management seriously." Research conferences and resulting books and...
Brief Comments on "Taking Business Seriously"
This issue of the International Journal of Business, "Taking Business Seriously" presents an overview of issues relating to why businesses underperform, and suggests various ways to improve corporate performance along with optimism that "proper scientific...
Capital Investment versus Utilization in Business Performance and Economic Growth
ABSTRACT Critical review of investment-economic performance literatures in economics and strategic management indicates that more capital investment does not seem to contribute to higher national economic growth or to higher corporate profitability....
Competitor-Oriented Objectives: The Myth of Market Share
ABSTRACT Competitor-oriented objectives, such as market-share targets, are promoted by academics and are commonly used by firms. A 1996 review of the evidence, summarized in this paper, found that competitor-oriented objectives reduced profitability....
Executive and Strategic Leadership *
ABSTRACT Many challenges face the strategic leader who must deal with both the need for continuity and the need for change. Strategic leadership sets the directions, meaning, purposes, and goals of the organization. A long-term perspective is required...
Executive and Strategic Leadership*
ABSTRACTMany challenges face the strategic leader who must deal with both the need for continuity and the need for change. Strategic leadership sets the directions, meaning, purposes, and goals of the organization. A long-term perspective is required...
General Electric Performance over a Half Century: Evaluation of Effects of Leadership and Other Strategic Factors by Quantitative Case Analysis
ABSTRACT We conducted quantitative case analysis of inflation-adjusted profitability and relative market value at General Electric over a half-century, to examine the influence of Jack Welch and others as CEO and of various strategic and environmental...
Legal and Logical Limitations in Applying Social Science to Business
ABSTRACT Management theories such as Maslow's Hierarchy of needs and concepts such as age, race, sex, and unconscious stereotypes, emotional intelligence, practical intelligence, competencies, and stereotype threat are reviewed. They are identified...
Taking Business Seriously: Introduction to Special Issue
Two broad themes inspire this special issue of the International Journal of Business: First, that business seriously under-performs and, second, that scientific research makes it possible to practice evidence-based management and improve business performance....
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