SIG Strategic Management 

Welcome to the Strategic Management SIG!

The Strategic Management Special Interest Group (SIG) is devoted to promoting state of the art strategic thinking by encouraging dialogue along several interrelated lines of inquiry crucial for increasing scholarly and managerial understanding regarding strategic choice, competitive advantage, adaptation, and long-term performance and survival. The SIG which was launched at the EURAM 2010 conference in Rome close to a hundred submissions including the best conference paper of 2010 and over a hundred submissions were received for the Tallinn conference of 2011. The success of the SIG is premised on our commitment towards bringing together scholars from around the world to engage in the development and exposure of high-quality research ideas with the potential to drive the future direction of scholarly and practitioner strategic thinking.

We hereby invite you to submit full paper versions of your work to one of the eight sub-tracks of the Strategic Management SIG no later than January 17th, 2012, 14:00 Brussels time via Empirical, conceptual, and practitioner-oriented papers from a plurality of theoretical perspectives, units of analyses, contexts, and research designs are welcome, with particular encouragement for those integrating multiple theoretical lenses and/or methodological approaches. All submitted papers to will be reviewed on a double-blind basis by two reviewers. Please adhere to the style guide of the Academy of Management when preparing your manuscripts and indicate on the title page to which sub-track you are submitting. If you have any further questions regarding the SIG or the sub-tracks, feel free to contact Henk Volberda ([email protected]) or one of the other track chairs.

We hope you will be joining the conversation in Rotterdam!

Yours faithfully,

Prof. dr. Henk W. Volberda
Strategic Management SIG Chair / Vice-President of EURAM

Program & Tracks

For this edition the SIG will be organized around eight related sub-tracks (please click on title to jump to detailed sub-track description):

  1. Strategic Management General Track
  2. Corporate Strategy: Managing & Governing Alliances, M&As & Divestitures
  3. Global Competition and the Challenge of Realigning Global Organization foot Print”
  4. Management of Emerging Technologies for Economic and Social Impact
  5. Management & Technological Innovation At A Crossroads: New Processes, Practices, And Structures
  6. Mergers and acquisitions: Conceptual, Methodological and Practical Innovations This track has been merged with Track 72
  7. Organizing ambidexterity across multiple levels of analysis: sensing and seizing opportunities for sustained performance
  8. Strategic Renewal: Driving Sustained Adaptation in Changing Environments
  9. Strategies to Increase Innovation in Ports

Track Chairs:

A key pillar of our success is the high-caliber academics that chair our sessions and help authors develop their ideas (see further below for an alphabetical listing of chairs). These scholars will bring their ample experience from publishing and serving on the editorial boards of leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, and Journal of Management Studies to engage with you in state-of-the-art dialogues in strategic management.

Ansari, Shahzad (UK)
University Lecturer in Strategy
Cambridge Judge Business School
[email protected]

Keil, Thomas (Finland)
Professor of Strategic Management
Aalto University Institute of Strategy
[email protected]

Ben-Menahem, Shiko (The Netherlands)
PhD Candidate in Strategic Management
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
[email protected]

Laamanen, Tomi (Finland)
Professor of Strategic Management
Aalto University Institute of Strategy
[email protected]

Blecker, Thorsten (Germany)
Professor of Business Logistics and
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
[email protected]

Mödritscher, Gernot (Austria)
Associate Professor of Controlling and Strategy
Klagenfurt Institute for Management
[email protected]

Damanpour, Fariborz (USA)
Professor of Management
The State University of New Jersey
[email protected]

Reinmöller, Patrick (UK)
Professor of Strategic Management
Cranfield School of Management
[email protected]

Heyden, Mariano (The Netherlands)
PhD Candidate in Strategic Management
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
[email protected]

Sidhu, Jatinder (The Netherlands)
Associate Professor of Strategy
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
[email protected]

Hill, Susan (UK)
Lecturer in Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
[email protected]

Van Den Bosch, Frans (The Netherlands)
Professor of Management Interfaces
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
[email protected]

Jansen, Justin (The Netherlands)
Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
[email protected]

Volberda, Henk (The Netherlands)
Professor of Strategic Management Rotterdam School
of Management, Erasmus University
[email protected]

Special Issues:

Call for papers: Human Resource Management

Special Issue, Ambidexterity in Human Resource Management


Several awards will be handed out during the EURAM 2012 annual conference. These awards include:

Emerald Best Paper Award

Emerald Group Publishing offers the author of the best paper a cash prize of £ 200,00 for the winner, the opportunity to be considered for publication in the Journal of Strategy and Management and a year’s free online access to the journal. Additionally the second and third best papers receive free online access to the journal as well!

EURAM Conference: Best Paper Award & Best Reviewer Award

Since 2010, the Conference Scientific Committee selects the Best Paper and Best Reviewer from the current year’s submissions and reviews. The awards consist of a plaque for the author(s) and the reviewer.
Deadline for submissions: 17 January 2012

Social activities:

To be announced



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