New issue of the journal Corporate & Business Strategy Review

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is delighted to release the second issue (Volume 1, Issue 2) of the journal Corporate & Business Strategy Review. The papers published in this issue touch upon different aspects of corporate governance such as economic development, higher education, mergers, digitalization, data monitoring and control, public institutions, financial green economy, global economic development, corporate innovation, digital strategy, technology, CSR reporting, stakeholder management, etc.

Specifically, Patrick Ulrich and Alexandra Fibitz aim to investigate how enterprises simultaneously handle digitalization and business model innovation. They employ an ambidexterity perspective to gain new knowledge and get the traction that is needed to make a conceptual contribution. This study implements an ambidexterity perspective on the two distinct areas of technology and innovation and provides groundings for further research avenues on ambidexterity and firm performance.

The study conducted by Thomas E. B. Assan, Antoine Mulaba, and Mubanga Mpundu deals with the governance of higher education. It examines specific variables which include the nature and scope of corporate governance, the factors which influence effective and sustainable corporate governance as well as the strategies to enhance sustainable corporate governance environment in a Merged University. The study showed that as the demand for higher education continues to grow and as governments acknowledge their role in promoting economic development, it becomes increasingly important to ensure higher education systems are managed in an effective way.

Beniamino Milioto focuses on the major economic and social evolution regarding the concept of “sustainable development and co-related smart green economy initiatives” in the current 3rd millennium global agenda. The main purpose of his article is to integrate the successful business and economic smart city business and social model with highly sensitive risk governance relating to data collection, data monitoring, data storage, data control, and data governance currently considered as an economic modern drive of development for future global societies and IT corporate businesses and, primarily, as a pivotal government’s asset for strategic political and economic global governance.

Patrick Ulrich and Alexandra Fibitz in their study, analyse whether and how digital transformation affects business models. The Authors examine the interdependencies of the utilization of digital technologies and the execution of a digital strategy on business model innovation, and the extent to which the digitalization level is influencing this relation. Moreover, they depict the results from a quantitative study among a sample of 166 German companies.

Amy Bonuedi, Daniel Frimpong Ofori, and Samuel Nana Yaw Simpson investigate the CSR reporting and stakeholder management practices, focusing on the perspective of CSR executives in the context of a developing country. A qualitative methodological approach was used for the study, where CSR executives of firms on the Ghana Club 100 (GC 100) from 2010-2012 were interviewed. Information published in annual reports and websites of firms were also analysed. Findings show annual reports are the popular channels for CSR reporting. Furthermore, the research established that CSR reports are used in correcting negative perceptions and stakeholder scepticism.

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We wish you an interesting reading!