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Innovation Language Pays Off for Women in Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Campaigns

A new study finds that women can benefit from making innovation claims, especially in male-typed contexts like technology. By Sarah Steimer Male entrepreneurs have traditionally had the upper hand over their female counterparts when it comes to fundraising for their ventures. … Continue reading Innovation Language Pays Off for Women in Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Women Power! Family Women in Boards of Directors as a Stimulus to Innovation

by Jonathan Bauweraerts, Emanuela Rondi, Paola Rovelli, Alfredo De Massis & Salvatore Sciascia BEYOND PINK QUOTAS Over recent years, gender or ‘pink quotas’ have been introduced Europe-wide to encourage the inclusion of women in boards of directors. While this has helped, … Continue reading Women Power! Family Women in Boards of Directors as a Stimulus to Innovation

Strategic Responses to Crisis

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.

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