Strategy Process IG

The Interest Group focuses on the factors that govern the formation of strategies at the group, functional, business, corporate, and network levels of analysis. The area draws on diverse theories including intra-organizational evolution, bounded rationality, power/politics, organizational learning, socio-cognitive theory, organizational contingency theory, and others. Research streams encompass a broad range of phenomena, including strategic planning, strategic decision-making, strategy implementation, strategic change & renewal, consensus, politics and power in strategy-making, the role of organizational actors in strategy-making (e.g. CEO’s, top management teams, boards of directors, middle-level and operational managers), and the development of comprehensive models of strategy formation.

Emerging research streams include: the micro-practices of strategy making, the development of strategic initiatives, idea generation and creativity in strategy, the role of chance events, capability development and the role of emotions in strategy. A major role of the strategy process research area is to act as an integrative mechanism in the wider strategic management domain for the dynamics of strategic elements over time.

Strategy Process Leadership


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Frances Fabian
University of Memphis

Program Chair

Associate Program Chair

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Murat Tarakci
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Join us for a Virtual PhD Student Engagement Meeting

Join us on July 21, 2020 at 3:00PM Paris (GMT+1)

Register on Zoom*

Student members of the Strategic Management Society are invited to participate in a moderated conversation for PhD Students to connect and share concerns in the current environment. Participants are asked to share concerns in advance as a starting point of the discussion. This event will have a limited number of participants in order to allow personalized exchanges moderated by Maria Rita Micheli (IESEG School of Management) and Rebecca Kehoe (Cornell University).

Organized by the Strategy Process Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.

*Participation is a benefit of membership in the Strategic Management Society. You can learn more and join by visiting


Strategy Process IG News


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Nora Balogh
University of Liverpool
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Rob Jansen
Tilburg University
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Maria Rita Micheli
IESEG School of Management
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Daniel Mack
Singapore Management University
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Jennifer Sexton
Mississippi State University
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Joachim Stonig
University of St. Gallen