Processes and Practices of Strategizing and Organizing: Review, Development, and the Role of Bridging and Umbrella Constructs

20 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2011

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Steven W. Floyd

University of Virginia

Joep P. Cornelissen

Independent

Mike Wright

Nottingham University Business School

Andrew Delios

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Business Policy

Date Written: July 2011

Abstract

The scope and purpose of this special issue is to draw interconnections between domains of strategy and strategic management research. Specifically, we initially conceptualized this special issue with two goals in mind: (1) to highlight and bridge intersections between strategy theories and bodies of scholarship; and (2) to advance and mainstream ways in which an explicit organizational dimension can be fostered in strategy and strategic management research. The papers selected for the issue capture this set of aspirations in various ways, and, as such, they collectively offer a foundation for extending strategy and strategic management research in exciting new directions. We start our introduction by providing a brief overview of the contributions provided by each paper in the context of three broad strategy themes: strategy and process; resources and organizational growth; and environment and institutional context. We subsequently discuss the potential for integration of research across these themes, and highlight the importance of what we define as bridging and umbrella constructs that are able to connect various strategy and organizational phenomena in coherent and meaningful ways. We elaborate the important distinction between these two constructs and their respective roles within theory development, and use that to drive and articulate directions for further research.

Suggested Citation

Floyd, Steven W. and Cornelissen, Joep P. and Wright, Mike and Delios, Andrew, Processes and Practices of Strategizing and Organizing: Review, Development, and the Role of Bridging and Umbrella Constructs (July 2011). Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 5, pp. 933-952, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1864430 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.01000.x

Steven W. Floyd

University of Virginia

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Joep P. Cornelissen

Independent

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Mike Wright

Nottingham University Business School ( email )

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Andrew Delios

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Business Policy ( email )

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