May the force be with you: Antecedents and consequences of organizational resilience

Organizations have to strive in an uncertain and challenging environment, that is a fact. Then, why some organizations not only survive but emerge stronger, whereas others do not?…


Technological advancement and job automation – What are employees’ perceptions of our future workplace?

Recently there has been growing attention internationally around potential job automation, and the future of work. This is because of advances in technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and algorithms etc.…


Facing Uncertainty: An entrepreneurial view of the future?

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.’  (Voltaire) ‘Uncertainty is the normal state.’ (Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) Voltaire’s comment reflects a view apparently held by many others.…


Why Are We Running Out of Time? A Business History Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

This special issue in Business History Review on Business and the Environment seeks to promote new approaches in business history designed to explore of the role of business in both creating and addressing the mounting environmental crisis that has become apparent over the last half century.


Sensing, Seizing, Transforming, and Shaping the Chinese Auto Industry?

David Teece in his concluding article “China and the Reshaping of the Auto Industry: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective”  examines the Chinese automakers, in competition with foreign car companies, through the four paradigm shifts that are ongoing in the industry: vehicles are becoming electric, autonomous, connected and offer mobility as a service.…


Clean energy transitions in a global economy

Addressing climate change effectively requires making low-carbon technologies competitive against existing fossil-fuel based energy technologies. Bargaining over policies to promote clean energy is often as a domestic issue, pitting interest groups against each another as they vie to shape national polices.…


Are shareholders the new champions of climate justice?

For several decades, individuals and communities affected by climate change – as well as the lawyers, advocates and civil society organizations who represent them – have been using litigation as a strategic tool to hold corporations accountable for climate change-related human rights harms.…


Making a difference: Doing leadership research that matters

Most of the research that is currently in ‘leading’ journals ignores the really important issues that confront our world. As an example, consider what is probably the most important problem now facing our species.…


#ustoo: How can we best make a difference?

Jenn and I sat across from each other at a wooden table in a light filled café in central Oklahoma, discussing yet another incidence of sexual assault on a college campus.…


Bargaining over maternity pay

The importance of maternity and childcare entitlements has been widely acknowledged by both scholars and policy-makers: evidence shows that well paid, non-transferable and flexible provisions with respect to maternity and child care-giving mitigate the “baby penalty” women face in the labour market and help in reducing gender inequalities both in the household and at the workplace.…


The Price of Science

In the last two decades, leading business schools in China have established U.S.-style tenure systems to reward scholars who can publish in respectable international journals according to a journal list. A more “progressive” practice of many business schools is to attach a price tag to journals according to their ranking in the journal list and offer monetary rewards to scholars who publish in these journals. Science, then, has a price.


Regulatory Policy Entrepreneurship and Reforms: A Comparison of Competition and Financial Regulation

Regulations and regulatory change are a political process that is the product of the interaction between politicians, bureaucrats, the general public and interest groups.…