High Quality Research in Strategy

The members of SRI share a view on the characteristics of high quality research in strategy. We share these characteristics here in hope that doctoral students and other strategy scholars will aim for them in their own work.
  1. Theory development
  2. Empirical work
  3. Building knowledge


  1. Adner, R., L. Polos, M.D. Ryall, and O. Sorenson. 2009. Formal Approaches to Management Theory.Academy of Management Review, forthcoming.
  2. Akerlof, G.A. 1970. The Market for 'Lemons': Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism.Quarterly Journal of Economics 84: 488-500.
  3. Bascle, G. 2008. Controlling for Endogeneity with Instrumental Variables in Strategic Management Research. Strategic Organization 6(3): 285-328.
  4. Hambrick, D. 2007. The Field of Management’s Devotion to Theory: Too Much of a Good Thing?Academy of Management Journal, 50: 1346-1352.
  5. Hamilton, B., J.A. Nickerson. 2003. Correcting for Endogeneity in Strategic Management Research.Strategic Organization 1: 53-80.
  6. Henderson, R.M., K.B. Clark. 1990. Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and the Failure of Established Firms. Administrative Science Quarterly 35: 9-30.
  7. Postrel, S. 2004. Competitive Advantage: A Synthesis. Working paper.