By J Katherine BahrIn many digital markets that arose over the last 20 years, companies face a conundrum: before their products can create value, they first need to establish a large user base. These strong network effects in much of … Continue reading When are Freemium Strategies Effective?
This pivotal work uncovers an empirical relationship between governance style and location choice—previously treated as independent. By Steve HeislerWhen outsourcing and offshoring decisions need to be made, companies often turn to academic papers as guideposts to ensure they haven’t missed … Continue reading Most Research on Corporate Outsourcing Falls Short on a Holistic Level, Says a New Study
Modern enterprises rely on computing power improvements and better algorithms to tackle sophisticated problems and boost productivity. Some high-level algorithms are well known (e.g., Google’s PageRank), but until recently little was known about progress in the fundamental algorithms that underpin much of computing or about their discoverers. Our research finds that U.S. universities and corporations have been the most important contributors to algorithms improvement, potentially providing an important stepping-stone for U.S. enterprises to gain competitive advantage. Continue reading Who Discovered the Algorithms that Underpin Computing in the Modern Enterprise?
A Virtual Special Issue edited by Matthias Wenzel, Sarah Stanske, and Marvin Lieberman
Currently, the pandemic crisis is affecting the lives of people and organizations around the world. As the coronavirus continues to spread, more and more governments are implementing strong measures to save people’s lives, such as the prohibition of events, lockdowns, and shutdowns. These measures contribute to slowing down the spread of the coronavirus in order to avoid lethal capacity overloads of national healthcare systems. At the same time, they threaten the survival of firms across all sectors and industries at a global scale—with potentially devastating individual, societal, and economic outcomes, such as massive job losses and social precarity. Therefore, the corona crisis raises important questions about how firms can respond effectively to crises such as the current pandemic.
In this Virtual Special Issue, we gather and discuss key articles published in the journals of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) that shed light on how firms respond to crisis. Our overview focuses on 13 articles that substantially inform our understanding of this issue.Continue reading “Strategic Responses to Crisis”