Journal of Competitiveness Studies

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1/2, 2015

Automotive Firms' Strategies: Two Worlds and Two Speeds
INTRODUCTIONNew global scenarios are affecting cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the automotive industry. Under current pressures, cross-border M&A failures and successes in the automotive industry are mainly due to cultural...
Book Review Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
BOOK REVIEW ZERO TO ONE: NOTES ON STARTUPS, OR HOW TO BUILD THE FUTURE Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Authors: Peter Thiel with Blake Masters Publisher: Random House LLC Published date: 2014 Print length: 223 pages. Kindle...
Can Fdi Serve as an Engine of Economic Growth for the Least Developed Countries?
INTRODUCTIONThe factors and conditions that impede the economic growth and development of the least developed countries in the world (LDCs) have been extensively covered in the economics literature. Similarly, the contributions that multinational corporations...
Coaching Constructs and Leadership Development at an Oil and Gas Company in the United Arab Emirates
INTRODUCTIONFollowing the discovery of oil in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government recruited the workforce from outside the UAE to develop and sustain its economy, owing to the lack of well-qualified UAE nationals. In the early 1990s, the UAE...
Developing a Construct of the Leader's Cognitive Flexibility - an Interdisciplinary Approach
INTRODUCTIONThe objective of this paper is to develop the multiple dimensions of the construct of a leader's cognitive flexibility. Some of the dimensions are implicit in the traditional leadership literature. Others are related to fields such as cognitive...
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as a Pathway towards Competitiveness: The Case of Puerto Rico
INTRODUCTIONMany things have changed in the global scenario since Levitt's (1983) proposition that the economy has been reshaped into a global one. For instance, day-to-day discussions regarding competitiveness and entrepreneurship have become the focal...
Intuition in Management: Are We on the Right Track?
Rethinking management practices in today's knowledge society is a critical issue. There have recently been dramatic changes in the landscape of management and organization brought about by several factors, notably information technology (IT) and connectivity,...
The Impact of Psychological Contract Breach on Organizational Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Personal Beliefs
INTRODUCTIONEmployees are important assets for organizations. Much of the success of organizations depends upon the healthy relation between the employer and the employee. Drucker (2001) claimed that if the most valuable assets of 20th century companies...
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