Journal of Competitiveness Studies

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer

Automotive Firms' Strategies: Two Worlds and Two Speeds
INTRODUCTION New 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...
Can FDI Serve as an Engine of Economic Growth for the Least Developed Countries?
INTRODUCTION The 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...
Coaching Constructs and Leadership Development at an Oil and Gas Company in the United Arab Emirates
INTRODUCTION Following 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,...
Developing a Construct of the Leader's Cognitive Flexibility-An Interdisciplinary Approach
INTRODUCTION The 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...
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as a Pathway towards Competitiveness: The Case of Puerto Rico
INTRODUCTION Many 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...
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
INTRODUCTION Employees 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...
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 edition INTRODUCTION Peter Thiel is a well-known Silicon...
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