Exercise: Building a Strategy
Generic strategies are easy enough to explain and students typically feel that they understand. But do they really? Could they develop and implement a sound strategy? . .[more]
Posted on January 30, 2018
Print the Legend: A Multidimensional Case
Print the Legend (2014) is a documentary about the 3-D printing industry, that offers an engaging case study covering industry, firm & technology life cycles, disruptive technologies, and ...[more]
Posted on December 1, 2017
Tom Petty & the Perils of Strategic Alliances
Strategic Alliances don’t make the news the way M&A do so some may struggle for examples. It is especially helpful to make ...[more]
Posted on October 5, 2017
Jeopardy 2017: Updated Course Closer
What is the best way to close out a course? The current gamification trend suggests updating some tried and true methods. Below is a classic Toolbox post on how to turn the ...[MORE]
Posted on September 29, 2017
Amazon Eats Whole Foods
With it’s $13.7B bid, Amazon agreed to pay a 27% premium over Whole Foods’ previous market valuation. This makes for a nice live case case in your strategy classroom. Was this a sound business decision? The market rewarded Amazon with an increase in it’s stock ...[more]
Posted on July 31, 2017
Deflategate: Letting the air out of Strategic Planning
Strategies rarely work out as planned but somehow, students remain eternally hopeful that everything will go exactly...[more]
Posted on July 23, 2017
Failure: The Sequel
This is another in our series of explorations in learning from failure (and learning from success). The Swedish Museum of Failure ...[more]
Posted on June 27, 2017
Hollywood Breaks Into China
How do firms modify their products so they will be well-received in the most promising global markets? Case in point...[more]
Posted on June 20, 2017
Angry Shareholders Sacrifice Donkey
Shareholder activism is often identified as a mechanism to discipline managers and keep them focused on value creation for investors. An NPR story reports that shareholders in a zoo near Shanghai, frustrated that they weren’t making a profit on their investment, fed a live donkey to zoo tigers as a form of protest...[more]
Posted on June 8, 2017
2019 SMS Journals Video Abstract Winners
We are excited to announce the winners of our first-ever video abstract award contest!
Best Video Abstract Overall
Incubation of an Industry
Mahka Moeen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rajshree Agarwal, University of Maryland
From Strategic Management Journal Article, “Incubation of an industry: Heterogeneous knowledge bases and modes of value capture”
Best Video Abstract of 2018
Pro Bono as a Human Capital Learning and Screening Mechanism
Vanessa Burbano, Columbia University
From Strategic Management Journal Article, “Pro bono as a human capital learning and screening mechanism: Evidence from law firms”
New Virtual Special Issue!
Announcing a new Virtual Special Issue (VSI): Human Capital in Strategy 2008-2018
This VSI focuses on human capital related articles published in the Strategic Management Journal from July 2008-July 2018.
Video Editor Search
Are you interested in video as a medium for scholarly communication?
SMS Media Innovations is looking for a volunteer to help with video production and editing. No technical skills are needed, but deep knowledge about SMS research topics and scholarship is essential. The work involves selecting, curating, and potentially recombining content from video footage from recent SMS conferences and other events, with the help of the SMS technical staff and media innovation co-editors, to disseminate via our digital channels.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Video Editor" in the subject line.
“Reshaping demand landscapes: How firms change customer preferences to better fit their products.” A conversation with the author, Natalya Vinokurova.
Every so often, we stumble upon an article that we know is bound for greatness. With a conceptual model rooted in the fitness landscape tradition, insights from marketing and psychology, multiple real-life examples, and empirical findings … [More]