The First 1,000 Days in the Life of an IPO

Author(s):

Scott Moeller

 et al.
Industry:
Any Industry

Firms which list their shares on the pubic market should do so with the intent of using their new status for further growth. Whether they do so, and how their activities affect performance, are the bases of this study. In collaboration with its research partners, Credit Suisse and Ernst & Young, the M&A Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School performed a study of UK IPOs between 1995 and 2008. The study followed 1,559 companies for the 1,000 days after their first day of trading. The sample includes IPOs which listed their shares on either the UK Main exchange (Main) or on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Updated: 29/01/2013
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Cannot Make Do Without You: Outsourcing by Knowledge-Intensive New Firms in Supplier Networks

Author(s):

Ajay Bhalla

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

Outsourcing is a strategy which involves sourcing activities that firms may not have completed in-house in the past, or the substitution of internal activities by transfer, in part or whole, to a third party supplier. This research focuses on two exploratory research questions - how do new firms use outsourcing to access valuable resources and capabilities residing in supplier networks, and secondly, what capabilities do new firms need to successfully outsource in supplier networks?

Updated: 22/01/2013
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Strategies and Tactics of Chinese Contract Manufacturers and Western OEMs (2001-2011)

Author(s):

ManMohan Sodhi

 et al.

As policy makers seek to draw lessons from the growth of Chinese manufacturing, we need to better understand the evolving strategies adopted by Chinese manufacturers since the economic reforms of the 1980s. Focusing on the apparel and electronics sectors, we look at how Chinese manufacturers sought to move to higher value-adding parts of the supply chain in different ways during the period 2001-2011 and how their western OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) responded. As a first step towards understanding the co-evolving strategies and tactics of Chinese contract manufacturers and western OEMs, we use a simple game-theoretic framework of contract manufacturer and OEM strategies to look at the actual tactics many Chinese contract manufacturers adopted.

Updated: 10/02/2017
Comments: 7
Views: 9,268

SMEs in selected countries in East Asia

Author(s):

Li Xue Cunningham

Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

With a sustained high single to double digit economic growth and development in recent decades, East Asian economies are increasingly playing the role of a global growth pole, and are fast emerging as a manufacturing and information technology hub of the world economy. One of the key characteristics of the East Asia region is the presence and importance of a significant small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector, comprising the majority of enterprises in all the region's economies.

The paper examines the issues and challenges to East Asian SMEs in a renewed global market environment. The importance of SMEs in their respective nation's economy is demonstrated, and the difficulties, challenges, and opportunities for SMEs in the new economic environment after the 2008 financial crisis are discussed.

Updated: 05/01/2015
Comments: 17
Views: 5,347

Re-thinking configurational fit

Author(s):

Santi Furnari

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

Few ideas have been more persistently central in both strategy and organisation research than the concept of fit.

In this paper, theory-based counterfactual analysis is used to tackle the lack of predictive power often characterising current approaches to configurational fit. Secondly, the researchers rely on recent applications of set-theoretic and relational, network-based, methods to enrich the empirical assessment of configurational fit.

Updated: 14/01/2013
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Basic strategy in context: European text and cases

Author(s):

Charles Baden-Fuller

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy
Industry:
Any Industry

The article helps you to understand and appreciate some key concepts in strategy, and this is the sense that we call it "Basic Strategy". Strategy is the discipline that seeks to explain why organisations do what they do, and how they can be changed to achieve a purpose (such as make profits or survive).

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Exploring alternative strategic management paradigms in high-growth ethnic and non-ethnic family firms

Author(s):

Ajay Bhalla

 et al.
Industry:
Any Industry

The primary research question examined in this paper is whether ethnic and non-ethnic family firms in the United Kingdom differ in their strategy-making.

Updated: 05/10/2012
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Views: 5,209

A practical approach to blend insurance in the banking network

Author(s):

Stanley Mutenga

 et al.
Topic:
Strategy

The papers looks at the main empirical findings related to the bank-insurance model and outline the market practices across the world.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Views: 5,418

Ownership structure, strategic controls and exporting of foreign-invested firms in transition economies

Author(s):

Igor Filatotchev

Topic:
Strategy

This paper examines the relationships between foreign ownership, managers' independence in decision-making and exporting of foreign-invested firms in five European Union accession countries.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Views: 5,305