Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims and Scope

Strategic Management Review (SMR) provides a forum to integrate insights from multiple disciplines to improve our understanding of the distinctive theoretical and practical contributions of strategic management. For example, contributions will offer insights on the field’s canonical problems and frontiers, the tradeoffs that senior executives face in their decision-making (e.g., when to compete versus collaborate, when to invest in a committed versus more flexible fashion, etc.), and the defining characteristics of strategic decisions (e.g., irreversible investment subject to uncertainty, rivalry, and interdependent organizational activities). Ultimately, the objective is to facilitate the dissemination and translation of strategic management expertise to real-world, practical problems facing general managers.

The SMR aims to promote insights on core questions in the strategic management field through impactful essays. These essays can take many forms, including (a) essays on the theoretical foundations of strategic management and the theoretical perspectives emanating from the field, (b) scholarly exchanges, (c) thought pieces dealing with managerial practice or public policy, (d) methodological primers on advances relevant for strategic management research, (e) state-of-the-art reviews or research retrospectives, and (f) forward-looking literature critiques.

Editorial Scope

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas of strategic management research. Each of these topics can be potentially connected to the fundamental issues in strategic management, the tensions underlying strategic decisions, and the unique characteristics of strategic decisions:

  • Behavioral strategy
  • Competitive strategy
  • Collaborative strategy
  • Corporate strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and strategy
  • International strategy
  • Knowledge, innovation, and technology
  • Micro-foundations of strategy
  • Stakeholder strategy
  • Leadership and governance
  • Organization and strategy
  • Strategy process
  • Strategic decision-making
  • Research methodology in strategic management