Category Archives: Corporate Strategy & Business development

Researchers in this area explore, analyze or redefine the main pillars of corporate strategy and business development. Their work focuses on the design of business models that lie at the heart of a company, while observing the influence of the economic, social and political spheres, particularly in terms of ethics, social responsibility and institutional values.

Left in the dark: Why transparency isn’t always best for institutionalizing corporate responsibility

Transparency is usually seen as integral to corporate responsibility best practice. It allows closer scrutiny of those firms claiming CR credentials. But, if we want optimal outcomes in terms of industry wide adoption of CR practices, it may pay to tolerate a little hypocrisy at times – rather than highlighting the difference between what a firm says about CR and what it actually does.

Article first published on 01.12.2016 / Updated on 12.03.2021 with the new version of the research paper A Bait-and-Switch Model of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Corporate digital responsibility: the solution to a difficult digital dilemma?

The introduction of new digital technologies raises some complex and problematic ethical issues for organizations, yet there is no standard approach to tackling these issues. To remedy this situation Benjamin Mueller and his colleagues introduce the concept of Corporate Digital Responsibility and provide a CDR framework to guide executives.

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Maximizing the benefits from R&D subsidies: How some enterprise support policies can discourage high-growing entrepreneurship

Many governments offer support for entrepreneurs in a bid to boost entrepreneurship and startup success. However, as Annamaria Conti shows, both policymakers and entrepreneurs need to thoroughly assess the impact of that support to ensure that it is having the desired effect.

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