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Accounting for Human Capital and Organizational Effectiveness  

Robin Kramar, Vijaya Murthy, and James Guthrie

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article discusses how the shift to a knowledge-based economy has propelled firms' human capital (HC) and associated intellectual resources to center stage. It notes that while ... More

After the Collapse: A Behavioral Theory of Reputation Repair  

Mooweon Rhee and Tohyun Kim

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reports a behavioural theory of reputation repair with a focus on the behavioural mechanisms underlying an organisation's response to a reputation-damaging event. The ... More

An Age of Corporate Governance Failure?: Financialization and its Limits  

Geoffrey Wood and Douglas Michael Wright

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
The financial crisis of 2008 has prompted some people to ask basic questions about the extent to which large-scale corporate governance failures have underestimated the basis of the global ... More

Agricultural Co-operatives: a struggle for identity  

Samira Nuhanovic-Ribic, Ermanno C. Tortia, and Vladislav Valentinov

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Over the last decades, agricultural co-operatives grew substantially in most developed and developing countries, often reaching dominant market positions. We inquire into the economic ... More

Agricultural Co-operatives in China  

Li Zhao

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Co-operatives have played a significant role in the agricultural sector in China, particularly since the promulgation of a first national co-operative law in 2007. This chapter offers an ... More

Aligning Human Capital with Organizational Needs  

David P. Lepak, Riki Takeuchi, and Juani Swart

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on the alignment between human capital (HC) and organizational needs. It focuses on the question of how alignment between HC and organizational strategy influences ... More

Alliances and Joint Ventures: The Role Of Partner Selection From An Embeddedness Perspective  

Tina Dacin, Douglas Reid, and Peter Smith Ring

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article defines collaborations between firms that involve the creation of a separate, autonomous, and legally recognized firm — a ‘newco’ — as a joint venture. Joint ventures usually, ... More

Analysing the Environment  

Robert Pitkethly

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article considers the analysis of the firm's strategic environment. Its objectives are to examine the concept of the environment in the context of strategic management, the role of ... More

Analyzing Internal and Competitor Competences: Resources, Capabilities, and Management Processes  

Ron Sanchez

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article aims to explain the concept of organizational competences and its central role in contemporary strategic thinking about how a firm creates competitive advantages, to clarify ... More

Annuity Markets  

James M. Poterba

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article summarizes the current operation of annuity markets and the potential role of these markets in providing retirement security. It is divided into six sections. The first ... More

Approaches to Skills in the Asian Developmental States  

Johnny Sung and Arwen Raddon

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
The developmental state model was proposed in the early 1990s as a better means of understanding the mechanisms underlying the rapid growth of the Asian Tiger economies, when compared to ... More

Approaching Business and the Environment with Complexity Theory  

David Levy and Benyamin Lichtenstein

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article explores the contribution of complexity theory to the understanding of business and the natural environment (B&NE), concentrating on climate change. It uses the term ... More

Auditing and Corporate Governance  

Andrea Mennicken and Michael Power

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter explores the role of auditors in systems of corporate governance. The discussion refers to international comparisons, where the changing regulatory, methodological, and ... More

Beyond Convergence and Divergence: Explaining Variations in Organizational Practices and Forms  

Chris Smith

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May 2006
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Sep 2009
This article outlines different approaches to the analysis of contemporary capitalism and considers what role they allocate to the business organization. Three distinct positions are ... More

Beyond the Brave New World: Business for Sustainability  

John R. Ehrenfeld

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article concentrates on creating sustainability that is already becoming central to business strategy formation and implementation. It is believed that business will be shaped by a ... More

Big Business  

Youssef Cassis

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Big business has been at the heart of business history from its very beginnings, whether as a mere literary genre; or, more seriously in the last half century, as an academic discipline. ... More

Big Is Fragile: An Attempt at Theorizing Scale  

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, and Daniel Lunn

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
This chapter characterizes the propensity of big capital investments to systematically deliver poor outcomes as “fragility”—a notion suggested by Nassim Taleb. A thing or system that is ... More

Biggest Infrastructure Bubble Ever?: City and Nation Building with Debt-Financed Megaprojects in China  

Xuefei Ren

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
Since the early 1990s, China has built more megaprojects than any other country in the world. This chapter examines the economic and sociopolitical conditions in China that have made the ... More

Boom and Bust Behavior: On the Persistence of Strategic Decision Biases  

Michael Shayne Gary, Giovanni Dosi, and Dan Lovallo

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the underlying cognitive and behavioral factors responsible for strategic decisions driving B&B dynamics, discusses the reasons firms do not learn to avoid boom and ... More

The Boundary of the Firm  

Martin Slater

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article has various aims: to demonstrate that the central concept of a ‘firm’ is more complicated than might immediately appear; to examine various explanations that have been put ... More

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