Joaquim Vilà

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Even though most academics, business people and consultants recognize that the purpose of strategy formulation can no longer be to generate strategic plans, critics of formal strategic planning offer little guidance on how to overcome its limitations and rarely address CEOs’ concerns about turning strategic vision into an operational reality. This paper(More)
This study estimates the relative contribution of a number of factors to the prospects for success of newly created firms in the emerging stage of biotechnology. The focus is on an empirical analysis of the relative role of positioning strategy (i.e. how a firm, chooses to build its competitive position over time) as a factor contributing to the strength of(More)
Once innovation meant technological leadership, now it suggests a fundamental quest of any firm, not just a technology-based one, for success. Sources of firm prosperity change in today’s dynamic markets. Top managers demand an approach which can ensure that all required streams of innovation flow in the right direction, fueling strategy thrust. This calls(More)
Bioremediation is an accepted technology for cleanup of soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), but it can increase the genotoxicity of the soil despite removal of the regulated PAHs. Although polar biotransformation products have been implicated as causative genotoxic agents, no specific product has been identified. We pursued a(More)
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