Micro-politics and strategy formation in SMEs Lawrence C. Bellamy; George Lodorfos; L̩o-Paul Dana International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2013) pp. 326 Р341 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 semi-structured,...

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart...

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,...

There’s a well-known anecdote about Gil Amelio, the CEO of Apple Computer just before Steve Jobs’ return in the late 1990s. In a conversation with a reporter, Amelio compared Apple to a ship loaded with treasure, but with a hole in the bottom, leaking water. “My job is to get everyone to row in the same direction.” Tags: strategy, direction ...

In geometry, three points define a plane. In journalism, three events establish a trend. In public policy, three strategy forums might not conclusively...

When a company’s supply chain practices are directly aligned with its enterprise strategy, the result is superior performance and a strong market position. And yet, a true strategic fit between enterprise and supply chain strategy is all too rare in the business world. This article describes how to marry your strategic goals with your operational capabilities. Go...

This paper examines the relationships between mobile communication standards and product development strategy from a product architecture perspective....