Dear friends and colleagues,
At Global Strategy Journal, we have a call for papers for a special issue on ownership and global strategy with an upcoming deadline of July 11, 2022. The full call for papers appears here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/OwnershipGlobalStrategy_SI_GSJ_210822-1630678705.pdf. Below you can find a summary.
We look forward to receiving your manuscripts!
Ownership and Global Strategy Submission deadline: July 11, 2022
Geoffrey T. Wood, Western University, Canada
Anna Grosman, Loughborough University London, UK
Michael J. Mol, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark & University of Birmingham, UK
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University, USA
Who owns the firm (local or foreign shareholders, governments or private investors, concentrated or diffused shareholders, traditional or alternative investors) has long been an essential topic for research on organizations. At the same time, our conceptualization of ownership has widened over time to incorporate owners as strategists (most prominently in the case of entrepreneurial financiers), sources of capital (as in the case of large joint-stock companies), and mechanisms of control (direct or via institutional intermediaries). The linkages and tensions amongst these conceptual foundations (for instance, the tension between ownership, ownership structures, and control) have been the focus of a large literature in global strategy. At the same time, this diversity in conceptual foundations provides numerous opportunities for advancing our understanding of the role of ownership in global strategy. This is the objective of this special issue: analyzing how ownership affects global strategy and, by extension, how strategies are employed to accommodate owners.
Although not an exhaustive list, we would particularly welcome papers that have a scope that goes beyond national boundaries and look at questions such as those listed below.
Owners as strategists:
Firms accommodating ownership: