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Business Strategy

Business strategy’s reach is vast, and important too since wherever there is business activity there is strategizing.  As a field, strategy has a long history from medieval and colonial times to today’s developed and developing economies.  Contemporary analysis began with Chandler’s Strategy and Structure (1960), and subsequent theorizing includes Porter’s 5-forces, the resource-based view, and behavioural economics.  This series will offer a place for interesting and illuminating research including industry and corporate studies, strategizing in service industries, the arts, the public sector, and the new forms of Internet-based commerce.  To meet the needs of the field’s demanding methodologies, the series will also cover today’s expanding gamut of analytic techniques.

Elements in Development

Other Elements commissioned for this series include:

  • Thomas Kalling & Fredrik Tell - Scandinavian Strategy Tradition
  • Dan Kärreman & Rasmus Koss Hartmann - Critical Theory
  • David Teece & Greg Linden - Dynamic Capabilities
  • Mark Woeppel - Theory of Constraints

Areas of Interest

  • Evolution and history of contemporary business strategy theorizing
  • Planning models
  • Rational decision making
  • Agent-based models
  • Business models
  • Evolution of business strategy research in Northern Europe
  • Chandler-based efficiency-based theorizing
  • 5-forces and rent-based theorizing
  • Behavioural theories
  • Strategizing in service industries - tourism, cultural activities, etc.
  • Strategizing in China’s private sector
  • Strategizing in India’s private sector
  • Strategizing in Eastern Europe