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Strategic Organization

Strategic Organization

eISSN: 1741315X | ISSN: 14761270 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Important phenomena do not stop at boundaries - neither the boundaries of academic disciplines nor geographical ones. That is why Strategic Organization (SO) provides an interdisciplinary, international, methodologically pluralist forum for high-quality conceptual and empirical research contributing to better understanding the interrelated dynamics of strategic and organizational processes and outcomes.

Contributions at the intersection of strategy and organization

Papers published in SO strive to make important contributions to theories of strategy and organization. We at SO firmly believe that this joint focus on strategy and organization allows for more meaningful and realistic insights on established and novel phenomena, rendering such scholarship more insightful and useful to all stakeholders in research, teaching, and practice who routinely need to deal with complex, interdisciplinary problems.

A wide range of perspectives and methodological approaches

SO welcomes manuscripts drawing on all theories that may help build a bridge between strategy and organization scholarship. For empirical submissions, SO invites work of all methods; SO has a strong tradition in attracting in particular high-caliber qualitative work, and has always featured dedicated co-editors focusing solely on helping to develop qualitative submissions. SO also invites so-called SOapbox essays - informed opinions and thoughtful reflections of current topics, methodological traditions, or new avenues in established literatures. SO is open to replications that are conceptually motivated and offer theoretical contributions. SO is also interested in papers that introduce or refine research methods for scholars in strategy and organization, including the description of original large scale datasets that authors would make available to the general public. SO does not publish literature reviews.

Developmental feedback and quick turnarounds

SO famously uses a strict one-revision-only policy (i.e., editors make final decisions based on the reviews received on the first revision). SO’s editors constructively guide authors to develop meaningful contributions without losing their voice.

By bringing together strategy and organization in a fast and constructive reviewing process, SO aims to give authors a supportive, high-speed, high-quality outlet for relevant work: Strategic Organization - fresh, interesting, and one-review only.

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Strategic Organization is devoted to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed, discipline-grounded conceptual and empirical research of interest to researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of strategic management and organization. The journal also aims to produce knowledge that is relevant to senior managers in government, industry, and management consulting.

Strategic Organization provides an international, interdisciplinary forum designed to improve our understanding of the interrelated dynamics of strategic and organizational processes and outcomes. Articles published in Strategic Organization should have a strong theoretical base and reflect a clear understanding of the related strategic and organizational literatures. Empirical and theoretical articles published in Strategic Organization should be soundly designed and systematically executed. The journal is method neutral and does not attach greater weight or credence to one particular methodological style.

Articles published in Strategic Organization should be clearly relevant to practice. Preferred submissions will be those that identify both a compelling practical strategic organization issue and a strong theoretical framework for addressing it. Although the journal attaches no priorities to topics for study, examples within its intended scope include:

  • strategic internal structuring and boundaries of organizations
  • strategic organization of production
  • strategic organization of interorganizational alliances
  • cross-national differences in strategic organization
  • learning processes underlying strategic and organizational change
  • cognitive processes underlying competitive strategies
  • technology and strategic organization
  • social construction of strategies and markets
  • economic and social nature of interorganizational competition and cooperation performance and evolution of organizations and strategies over time
  • relationships between strategies, organizations, and markets
  • the impact of the state on strategic organization





Oliver Alexy Technical University of Munich, Germany
Charlotte Cloutier HEC Montréal, Canada
David Gomulya Singapore Management University
Matthew Kraatz University of Illinois, USA
Caterina Moschieri IE Business School, Spain
Margarethe Wiersema University of California Irvine, USA
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Lorenzo Skade Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Germany
Past Editors
Joel A C Baum University of Toronto, Canada
Luca Berchicci Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
Russell Coff University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Robert David McGill University, Canada
Glen W.S. Dowell Cornell University, USA
Teppo Felin University of Oxford, UK
Royston Greenwood University of Alberta, Canada
Paula Jarzabkowski Bayes Business School, UK and University of Queensland Business School, Australia
Deveraux Jennings University of Alberta, Canada
Ann Langley HEC Montréal, Canada
Amit Nigam Bayes Business School, UK
Tim Rowley Rotman School of Management, Canada
Gianmario Verona Bocconi University, Italy
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Albert Ahn Hong Kong Baptist University, China
John Amis University of Edinburgh, UK
Richard Arend University of Southern Maine, USA
Jean-Luc Arrègle EMLYON Business School, France
Rebecca Bednarek Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Janet Bercovitz University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Hans Berends Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Donald Bergh University of Denver, USA
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Alexandre Bitektine Concordia University, Canada
Daniela Blettner Simon Fraser University, Canada
Christophe Boone University of Antwerp, Belgium
Anne Bowers University of Toronto, Canada
Flore Bridoux Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Laure Cabantous ESCP Buniness School, France
Giulia Cappellaro Bocconi University, Italy
Chad Carlos Brigham Young University, USA
Gino Cattani New York University, USA
Jianhong Chen University of New Hampshire, USA
Theresa Cho Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Magdalena Cholakova Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
You-Ta Chuang York University, Canada
Daisy Chung Bayes Business School, UK
Fanny Couture HEC Montréal, Canada
Donal Crilly London Business School, UK
Arnaud Cudennec Bayes Business School, UK
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Mark Ebers University of Cologne, Germany
Moshe Farjoun York University, Canada
Bernard Forgues EMLYON Business School, France
Johann Fortwengel King’s College London, USA
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Aleksios Gotsopoulos Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
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Glenn Hoetker University of Melbourne, Australia
Srividya Jandhyala ESSEC Business School, France
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