An increasing number of CEOs are nowadays taking public stances on sociopolitical issues. The authenticity of these CEO sociopolitical communications or “CEO activism,” however, cannot be taken for granted. Even purportedly socially conscious companies sometimes take actions inconsistent with their … Continue reading Too Woke to be True? How Wokewashing Undermines the Credibility of CEO Sociopolitical Communications
By Sarah Steimer For some time, it seemed as though Microsoft’s star had begun to dim, especially as competitors like Google and Apple were lapping its innovations. That was until Satya Nadella became CEO and helped change the organization’s culture. … Continue reading Want to Encourage Innovation? Try a Growth Mindset Intervention
By J Katherine Bahr Typically, a company with state ownership in an emerging country has a reasonable guarantee to key resources. But what happens when government’s priorities change? A new study in the Global Strategy Journal finds that in a … Continue reading How do Elections Change Business Strategies for State-owned Companies in Emerging Countries?
By Sarah Steimer Founding leaders of successful venture teams often bring the inspiration, ideas, and resources necessary to spur innovation within the company. Turnover is, however, a fact of business, and these individuals and other members of the firm don’t … Continue reading Losing a Founding Member of Your New Venture Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad Thing
By Sarah Steimer In 2022, there were 5 million new business applications, a 42% increase from 2019, according to payroll software company Gusto. But new research published in Strategic Management Journal suggests that if these new ventures are in the … Continue reading A Spinout’s Biggest Competitor May Be the Parent Company, Not Other Entrepreneurs