106 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    106 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A growing body of literature in the area of business administration has focused on the phenomenon of decline. These studies span multiple levels of analysis and draws on a range of disciplines, including strategic management, economics, and economic geography.  

    Managing Decline: A Research Overview provides a summary of this research by focusing on three key levels of analysis: industries, clusters, and organizations. The targeted reviews in this book map each individual level of analysis separately and the discussion section outlines overarching themes regarding decline and its management. The three levels are analyzed by identifying different forms, causes, processes, and management options regarding decline. This is accompanied by the identification of key academic discourses that have been used to analyze decline. The discussion section highlights broader themes regarding the nature and management of decline that span across the different levels of analysis.  

    This book provides an easy-to-access summary on the nature and management of decline for academic scholars and business practitioners, and is essential reading for getting an overview of this broad field of research.

    1. Introduction 2. Understanding declining industries and management during decline 3. Cluster and Business Ecosystem Decline 4. Decline and failure at the organizational level 5. Decline and its management across different levels of analysis


    Antti Sihvonen is Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland.

    Juha-Antti Lamberg is Professor of Strategy and Economic History at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

    Henrikki Tikkanen is A. I. Virtanen Professor of Consumer Research at Aalto University School of Business, Finland.

    “This book is a well-structured overview of various forms of decline in industries, clusters, and organizations. It is a perfect starting point for anyone interested in decline and, with its emphasis on the complexity of decline, provides valuable guidance for further research.” Max-Peter Menzel, Professor of Economic Geography, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

    “From the perspective of cluster studies, this book provides an excellent overview of the state of research on the causes and forms of cluster decline as well as on how to deal with the decline.” Rolv Petter Storvik Amdam, Professor of Business History, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

    “The authors have written a thoughtful book on causes, processes, and management of decline at the industry, ecosystem, and company levels of analysis. The book provides a comprehensive resource on these topic areas for organization researchers and thoughtful practitioners.” Tomi Laamanen, Professor of Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland