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.

Powers of attraction: How to make the most of tax holidays as a foreign direct investment incentive

In a global economy where countries compete fiercely for foreign direct investment, Prof. José Mata offers some insights for policymakers wishing to extract maximum value from specific tax related investment incentives—notably tax holidays.

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Criticism to campaigns: Understanding activist strategy and the private politics chain

Much of the day-to-day criticism aimed at organizations on the internet and in the mainstream media may seem relatively innocuous. Yet new research suggests organizations would be wise to pay attention. Such criticism may well signal early strategic maneuvering as activists identify their targets for far more damaging actions, such as boycotts and campaigns.

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Challenging assumptions: A new perspective on corporate governance

In the last quarter of 2015 the emissions scandal at Volkswagen thrust corporate governance firmly back in the spotlight. It is increasingly clear that, in the global economic ecosystem, inhabited by many different types of organizations and a broad range of stakeholders, a one-size-fits-all approach to corporate governance is not appropriate.

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