Micro-politics and strategy formation in SMEs

Micro-politics and strategy formation in SMEs Lawrence C. Bellamy; George Lodorfos; Léo-Paul Dana International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2013) pp. 326 – 341 This paper aims to examine the strategy formation process in SMEs with reference to the impact of the micro-politics of ownership and control. Based on 34 … Read more

Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

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Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative in a professional-looking document made up of Venn … Read more

Quality vs Frequency: What’s Your Mobile Strategy?

Your customers are in the midst of a mind shift. First they get a smartphone. Then they learn that they can ask for any information and get an instant result. What’s the weather forecast? Is this dishwasher highly rated, and is it available more cheaply elsewhere? What’s the song playing on the radio in the deli? Mobile answers all these requests and reinforces, in a Pavolovian way, the concept that we call the mobile mind shift: the expectation that any desired information or service is available, on any appropriate device, in context, at a person’s moment of need.

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‘Growth Through Innovation’: Toward a Competitiveness Consensus

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In geometry, three points define a plane. In journalism, three events establish a trend. In public policy, three strategy forums might not conclusively confirm a consensus – but a recent think-tank trifecta suggests that a dramatic change is taking shape in the policy community’s thinking about economic competitiveness.

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Implementation of product strategy with differentiated standards


This paper examines the relationships between mobile communication standards and product development strategy from a product architecture perspective. A product architecture model is useful in analysing research issues related to mobile phone product development. Samsung Electronics (SE)’s unique organisational capabilities are essential components of its product architecture strategy.

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