Strategic Management in the Era of Cooperation: Toward a Theory of Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage

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Whereas strategic management in the U.S. has traditionally focused on competition and a competitive advantage, Scandinavian strategic management has long centered on effective cooperation. In light of recent calls in the U.S. to shift toward cooperation to realize opportunities for shared value creation and address sustainability challenges, the Scandinavian context can effectively serve as an inspiration for this shift. We conduct our exploration with two interrelated objectives: to increase awareness of the Scandinavian cooperative approach and encourage practitioner and researcher inquiry, and to provide a stepping stone to a more thorough research agenda on cooperation in the Scandinavian context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCenter for Corporate Social Responsibility, CBS
Number of pages39
ISBN (Print)9788799972005
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesCSR and Business in Society: CBS Working Paper Series
Number1 - 2017

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