The Performativity of Strategy Call for Papers – Special Issue of Long Range Planning - du 29 Janvier 2014 au 30 Septembre 2014

Special Issue Guest Editors Laure Cabantous, Cass Business School, City University London Jean-Pascal Gond, Cass Business School, City University London Alex Wright, The Open University Business School


Deadline for submission of 1000-word long abstracts: 30 September 2014


Deadline for submission of papers to the Special Issue: 15 March 2015


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The Performativity of Strategy Although it is widely acknowledged that strategy matters to society and has multiple effects on organizations and markets, the processes whereby strategic ideas, theories and models influence individuals, organizations and markets remain under-studied. In addition, despite extensive research on strategy, we still know little about how strategy theories “work” in practice.


This special issue is a forum to study the performativity of strategy and to answer the following questions: How and why are strategy theories and concepts used and “performed” in practice? What are the implications and impact of the performativity of strategy?


In responding to this call, we particularly welcome empirical contributions that document the concrete and practical effects of strategy theory. In terms of methodology, we welcome submissions in which a variety of research strategies and methods for collecting and analysing data are used.

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