Aims and Scope

The Strategic Management Journal publishes original material concerned with all aspects of strategic management. It is devoted to developing the core understanding of strategic management. The journal publishes research that is designed to appeal to strategy scholars, with implications within and across papers that are relevant for practicing managers.

Published papers reflect the judgment of journal editors, who draw on the opinions and expertise of the journal's editorial board as well as additional reviewers when needed. Editorial comments, invited papers on practices and developments in strategic management, and comments from readers on published papers or current issues appear from time to time as warranted by new developments.

Overall, the SMJ provides a forum for advancing strategic management theory and practice. The journal publishes research on a wide range of topics, such as strategic resource allocation; organization structure; leadership; entrepreneurship and organizational purpose; methods and techniques for evaluating and understanding competitive, technological, social and political environments; planning processes; and strategic decision processes among many others. The journals welcomes theoretical and empirical research using any methodology that is relevant for its questions and research setting.