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Survival of the fittest?

Survival of the fittest? PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsOne of the less-discussed and analyzed phenomena in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008 was just how resilient, and even successful, some businesses had become. In the same way that in Western films the undertakers profited, when a new sheriff came to town to crack down on the bad guys, there is strong school of thought that certain types of firms and industries will benefit when all around them are failing.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Survival of the fittest?

Strategic Direction , Volume 33 (7): 3 – Jul 10, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/SD-04-2017-0075
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsOne of the less-discussed and analyzed phenomena in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008 was just how resilient, and even successful, some businesses had become. In the same way that in Western films the undertakers profited, when a new sheriff came to town to crack down on the bad guys, there is strong school of thought that certain types of firms and industries will benefit when all around them are failing.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

Journal

Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 10, 2017

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