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Strategy as Options Games

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

in Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter develops a framework for assessing the value generated by both the option-like and competitive characteristics of an acquisition strategy. The conceptual approach is based on real ... More


Strategic Investment Decisions: Creating New Growth Pathways

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter introduces the final building block in the story of corporate growth: the strategic investment decisions — that is, decisions that determine the company's future evolution and its ... More


Who should decide? Developing strategy-making capabilities

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

Strategy making in many financial services firms is dominated by the desire to control risks, steer resources into profitable areas, and make incremental adjustments to the existing business model. ... More


Justices’ Views on the Significance of Oral Arguments

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Justices differ on whether the oral arguments affect their decisions on cases. Both Justice William Brennan and Chief Justice William Rehnquist observed that, on occasion, the oral argument changed ... More


Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Keith Grint

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775003
eISBN:
9780191695346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This book is designed for those who find current management orthodoxies inadequate, who are interested in alternative ideas and how they might be applied to management practice, but are not ... More


Understanding Corporate Growth and its Process: An Explanatory Model

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter presents a conceptual model that seeks to explain the growth of the firm. This model considers that corporate growth and the growth process itself are dependent simultaneously on the ... More


Information and Control: Strategic Change in the Organization

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses changes in the information gathered by a certain organization. Since organizations require information to change, new information must be sought. Of all information acquired by ... More


The Ultimatum Game, Fairness, and Cooperation among Big Game Hunters

Michael S. Alvard

in Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199262052
eISBN:
9780191601637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262055.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The Ultimatum Game was played with a group of traditional big game hunters: the Lamalera whalers of Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, whose community is described in the first section of the chapter. The ... More


Symbolic Management of Process

James Westphal and Sun Hyun Park

in Symbolic Management: Governance, Strategy, and Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198792055
eISBN:
9780191834257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792055.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Knowledge Management

In this chapter we examine the symbolic management of social processes in firm leadership and governance. We explain how firm leaders engage in verbal impression management about their strategic ... More


Union Participation in Strategic Decisions of Corporations

Eileen Appelbaum and Larry W. Hunter

in Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In the United States, the explicit representation of workforce interests in strategic decision-making processes of corporations is rare. Participation in strategic decisions—those that affect the ... More


Value Creation Through Risk Management*

Torben Juul Andersen, Maxine Garvey, and Oliviero Roggi

in Managing Risk and Opportunity: The Governance of Strategic Risk-Taking

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199687855
eISBN:
9780191767333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687855.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the emerging risk landscape and considers the value creating potential of uncertainty. Assuming a strategic decision-making perspective it is argued that risk management ... More


The Firm's External Context: Opportunities that Speed Up Growth

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter covers the company's evolution over time and its growth patterns are closely related with its external context — that is, the opportunities that an industry offers its firms. These ... More


Strategy Is Critical, and Very Difficult

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein

in Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership between America and Its Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646862
eISBN:
9781469646886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646862.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Strategy is about being different and about making hard choices but a university community is governed by consensus and therefore resists direction from the top and has difficulty choosing between ... More


Thinking about Strategy

David S. Meyer and Suzanne Staggenborg

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how resources, mobilization structures, political opportunities, and the dynamics of contention influence strategy. A report examined here about an animal rights protest ... More


Boards of Directors and Strategic Management in Public Firms and New Ventures

James D. Westphal and Sam Garg

in Strategic Management: State of the Field and Its Future

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190090883
eISBN:
9780190090920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090883.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This chapter examines contemporary theory and research on boards of directors in strategic management. After briefly reviewing the evolution of research on corporate boards and strategic management, ... More


The Evolution of Political Economies

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the evolution of political economies in the ancient Titicaca Basin region. It describes the development of complex political economies in the Titicaca Basin as a process of the ... More


The Practicalities of Targeted Killing

Amos N. Guiora

in Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199969739
eISBN:
9780199333288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969739.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the practicalities of conducting targeted killing operations. It discusses the ten-point criteria that can help the criteria-based approach to targeted killing. These ten-point ... More


Dynamics of Initiation, Consolidation, and Propagation

Graeme Auld

in Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300190533
eISBN:
9780300210330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190533.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines market, political, informational, and capacity factors that are expected to influence the initiation of certification programs in different sectors. It begins by reviewing ... More


Conclusions, Future Research Directions, and Policy Implications

James Westphal and Sun Hyun Park

in Symbolic Management: Governance, Strategy, and Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198792055
eISBN:
9780191834257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792055.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Knowledge Management

In this chapter we summarize and synthesize key tenets of the symbolic management perspective on corporate governance and strategy. We discuss opportunities for future research on the forms and ... More


Social Network Ties and Symbolic Management

James Westphal and Sun Hyun Park

in Symbolic Management: Governance, Strategy, and Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198792055
eISBN:
9780191834257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792055.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Knowledge Management

In this chapter we examine social network ties among firm leaders as a key determinant of symbolic management. After reviewing extant theory about the role of board interlock ties in symbolic ... More


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