Strategic Management Journal for a special issue – “Strategy Processes and Practices : Dialogue and Intersections”

Submission deadline: 3 August 2015

The objective of this Special Issue is to bring together the state of the art of strategy process and practice research and to call for exemplary contributions to extend and bridge the existing streams of research on strategy as it happens in organizations.

This call is an attempt to link contemporary strategy research to theories and methods that advance our understanding of processes, practices and activities of strategy and strategizing. This special issue is also linked with new ways of engaging and collaborating with practitioners. While calls have been made on behalf of collaborative research between academics and strategy practitioners before, there have been few successful examples of empirical work, fueled by a practical interest. Although there are well-known examples of successful practitioner-academic collaborations, such collaboration tends to be relatively uncommon. The topics are believed to be associated with this special issue are particularly relevant to strategists working in organizations, and as a result, we intend that research in the special issue will foster stronger ties between academics and business professionals. A wide range of paradigms within strategic management are accepted. In particular, innovative research that enhances theorizing on strategic management through cross-fertilization of ideas across different perspectives are invited to join. Papers considered are conceptual, qualitative, or quantitative.

Submitted papers should adhere to the format requirements of the Strategic Management Journal. Publication of the special issue is tentatively planned for the Fall of 2017. Original submissions are due by August 3, 2015, and must be submitted using the SMJ Submission system at Earlier submissions are encouraged. Authors should indicate that they would like their submission to be considered for the special issue “Strategy Processes and Practices: Dialogues and Intersections”. Authors of papers invited to be revised and resubmitted will be expected to work within a tight timeframe to meet the special issue’s publication deadline. A special issue conference is planned at the University of St.Gallen in the Spring 2016 to facilitate the revision and development of the papers for the special issue.

For questions about submitting to the special issue contact the SMJ Managing Editor Lois Gast:

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