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Strategy & Leadership articles insightfully define a strategic management or leadership problem, dilemma or opportunity from a leader’s perspective and propose a creative solution to the problem or take advantage of the opportunity.

ISSN: 1087-8572
eISSN: 1087-8572

Aims and scope

Strategy & Leadership (SL) articles define a strategic management or leadership problem, dilemma or opportunity from the perspective of senior management; propose a creative solution to the problem or a way to take advantage of the opportunity; describe the model, tool, technique, new research finding or concept that enables the solution; show evidence or examples that the proposed solution has worked or could work. We encourage authors to provide a mini-case of a novel strategic management process in action; show results; list the how-to steps and describe how to perform a diagnostic. Illuminating quotes from senior corporate leaders are highly valued.

Preferred article and case length is approximately 2,500 to 3,500 words. Submissions selected for peer review are read by a team of four to eight experienced corporate executives, senior academics and veteran consultants. Accepted articles will be edited by a publications team. Articles will be edited by the Editor prior to acceptance.

Recent article topics include:

  • Customering: a strategic marketing mindset
  • Amazon’s actionable customer-value metrics
  • Solving the leadership crisis
  • Harvesting institutional knowledge
  • Championing open source innovation
  • Strategies for serving the “connected customer”
  • Strategies driving digital winners
  • Digital maturity -- an evolution from efficiency to innovation
  • How Amazon became Agile
  • Leadership and followership revisited
  • A guide to paternalistic leadership
  • Resolving innovation’s paradoxical goals productively
  • A model for managing M&A cultural integration
  • How established companies and innovative startups partner strategically
  • Design thinking enables strategy development
  • Critical drivers of competitiveness in times of economic uncertainty

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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