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.

Values driven change: Transforming institutional practices from the bottom up

A small group of would-be entrepreneurs have succeeded, where many have failed, in reducing the hold of the Sicilian Mafia on a range of businesses in Italy. Antonino Vaccaro and Guido Palazzo investigate the group’s initiative Addiopizzo, and discover a powerful five step approach for implementing institutional and cultural transformation.

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The anatomy of a deal: VC decision making, the inside story

Investment decisions in the venture capital industry inevitably take place behind closed doors, and despite limited research their mechanics remain a mystery. But now, with unprecedented access to real time deal information, Jeffrey S. Petty and Marc Gruber are able to provide new insights into the venture capital decision making process.

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