Strategic Management Journal

The Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), founded in 1980, is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management. The SMJ publishes papers that are selected through a rigorous double-blind review process. For information about SMJ's submission guidelines, please click here.

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SMS Members can read articles online both after publication and ahead of print. Click here for SMJ Articles.

Thank You and Congratulations to Our 2021 Best Reviewers

Oliver Alexy

John Busenbark

Mark DesJardine

Nilanjana Dutt
Aline Gatignon

Cedric Gutierrez

Han Jiang

Arturs Kalnins 

Dongil Keum

Jin Hyung Kim

Catherine Magelssen

Joseph Raffiee

Victoria Sevcenko

Georg Wernicke


SMJ is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management.

In 2022, across six key JCR scales (total citations, two-year impact factor, five-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SMJ is 44th out of 226 in the Management list and 38th out of 154 in the Business list.

In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2022), SMJ had a two-year impact factor of 7.815. SMJ has a five-year impact factor of 12.247.

In the last five years (2018 through 2022), SMJ received 7,023 original submissions from scholars based in 98 countries.

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Congratulations to our Authors!

SMJ is pleased to announce its top-cited papers of the last two years. Congratulations to these authors for this accomplishment!

Charting a path between firm-specific incentives and human capital-based competitive advantage

David Kryscynski, Russ Coff, Benjamin Campbell

From necessity to opportunity: Scaling bricolage across resource-constrained environments

Christian Busch, Harry Barkema

From proprietary to collective governance: How do platform participation strategies evolve?

Siobhan O'Mahony, Rebecca Karp

Liminal movement by digital platform-based sharing economy ventures: The case of Uber Technologies

Raghu Garud, Arun Kumaraswamy, Anna Roberts, Le Xu

Machine learning for pattern discovery in management research

Prithwiraj Choudhury, Ryan T. Allen, Michael G. Endres

Mutualism and the dynamics of new platform creation: A study of Cisco and fog computing

Saeed Khanagha, Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari, Sotirios Paroutis, Luciano Oviedo

Platform ecosystems as meta-organizations: Implications for platform strategies

Tobias Kretschmer, Aija Leiponen, Melissa Schilling, Gurneeta Vasudeva

Risk management and corporate social responsibility

Sol Kim, Geul Lee, Hyoung-Goo Kang

Shareholder activism and firms' voluntary disclosure of climate change risks

Caroline Flammer, Michael W. Toffel, Kala Viswanathan

Strategic management during the financial crisis: How firms adjust their strategic investments in response to credit market disruptions

Caroline Flammer, Ioannis Ioannou

Strategic responses to crisis

Matthias Wenzel, Sarah Stanske, Marvin B. Lieberman

Work-from-anywhere: The productivity effects of geographic flexibility

Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, Cirrus Foroughi, Barbara Larson

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