send your best work to Strategic Organization
The journal Strategic Organization (SO) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. I really like the niche of SO, at the nexus of organization theory and strategy, and the nexus of sociology and economics. The journal has published some great stuff over the past decade, and has also taken risks by publishing the papers of up-and-coming scholars like Jerry Davis and Wayne Baker.
Joel Baum, Royston Greenwood and Dev Jennings are the founding editors of the journal – but they have now moved on (after 10 years of hard work!). Russ Coff (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Anne Langley (HEC, Montreal) and Tim Rowley (University of Toronto) are the new editors. I have recently also joined them in editing the journal.
So, send us your best stuff! The advantages of SO: it’s not stodgy and it’s fast (one round of review). Also, SO has a cool “essay”-format, which allows you to, well, say something provocative or interesting (you know: bring back x, why has no one researched y, why on earth are people studying p instead of q, etc).
Seriously, send me (or any of the editors) an email if you are interested in writing an essay on something interesting. Opinions are allowed.
The current anniversary issue features lots of interesting essays (and the papers can currently be downloaded for free):
- Peter Klein (evil twin, U of Missouri), Joe Mahoney (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Anita McGahan (U of Toronto) and Christos Pitelis (Cambridge) provide a property rights perspective on stakeholder governance,
- Thomas Powell (Oxford) and Nancy Puccinelli (Oxford) talk about the brain as a substitute for strategic organization,
- Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD) discusses network multiplexity,
- Nelson Phillips (Imperial) and Thomas Lawrence (Simon Fraser U) discuss work in organization theory,
- Giuseppe Soda (Bocconi) and Santi Furnari (City College London) talk about QCA,
- Mark de Rond (Cambridge)–former orgtheory guester–talks about his ethnographic work covering the war in Afganistan,
- Eero Vaara (Hanken) and Rodolphe Durand (HEC, Paris) discuss the need to link strategy research with broader issues,
- Richard Whittington (Oxford) on small and big strategy,
- Melissa Graebner (U of Texas, Austin), Jeff Martin (U of Alabama) and Philip Roundy (U of Texas, Austin) talk about building theory with qualitative data,