Articles

The expanding domain of strategic management research and the quest for integration

R. DURAND, R. M. GRANT, T. L. MADSEN

Strategic Management Journal

January 2017, vol. 38, n°1, pp.4-16

Departments: Strategy & Business Policy, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Keywords: literature reviews; paradigm; scholarly field; fragmentation, integration

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2607/abstract


This special issue of Strategic Management Journal was motivated by concern that the growing scope and diversity of the strategic management field creates the risk of incoherence and fragmentation and the belief that research reviews could contribute to synthesis and integration. In this introductory essay, we address the expanding domain of strategic management, consider where its boundaries lie, identify the forces engendering fragmentation, and discuss how this special issue—and research reviews in general—can assist convergence within the field of strategy. We conclude by addressing the potential for integration more broadly in relation to the theories we deploy, the phenomena we investigate, and cohesiveness of our scholarly community


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