Strategic Management Journal

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Edited By: Richard A. Bettis, Alfonso Gambardella, Constance Helfat, Will Mitchell

Online ISSN: 1097-0266

Associated Title(s): Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

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The Strategic Management Journal seeks to publish the highest quality research with questions, evidence and conclusions that are relevant to strategic management and engaging to strategic management scholars. We receive manuscripts with a diverse mix of topics, framings, and methods, and our acceptances reflect this diversity.

More specifically, the Strategic Management Journal seeks to publish papers that develop and/or test theory, explore interesting phenomena, and evaluate the many methodologies used in our field. We welcome a diverse range of researcher methods and are open to papers that rely on statistical inference, qualitative studies, conceptual models, computational models and various kinds of mathematical models.

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue
The Interplay of Competition and Cooperation

Guest Editors
Werner Hoffmann, WU Vienna
Dovev Lavie, Technion
Jeffrey J. Reuer, Purdue University
Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD

SMJ Advising Editor
Alfonso Gambardella

Submission Deadline: November 2, 2015
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Call for Papers for a Special Issue
Strategy Processes and Practices: Dialogues and Intersections


Guest Editors
Robert Burgelman, Stanford University
Steven Floyd, University of Massachusetts
Tomi Laamanen, University of St.Gallen
Saku Mantere, Hanken School of Economics
Eero Vaara, Hanken School of Economics
Richard Whittington, Oxford University

SMJ Advising Editor
Constance Helfat

Submission Deadline: August 3, 2015
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Call for Papers for a Special Issue
Reviews of Strategic Management Research

Guest Editors
Rodolphe Durand, HEC-Paris
Robert M. Grant, Bocconi University
Tammy L. Madsen, Santa Clara University

SMJ Advising Editors
Constance Helfat, Dartmouth College
Will Mitchell, Duke University and University of Toronto

Submission Deadline for Proposals: April 30, 2014

Submission Deadline for Papers: January 15, 2015
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Call for Papers for a Special Issue
New Theory in Strategic Management

Editorial Team
Jay B. Barney, University of Utah
Richard M. Burton, Duke University
Donald C. Hambrick, Pennsylvania State University
Richard Makadok, Emory University
Edward J. Zajac, Northwestern University

SMJ Advising Editor
Richard A. Bettis, University of North Carolina

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
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