VASSOLO Roberto Santiago
Dynamics in strategic management research: An agenda for LRP
LAWTON, THOMAS; VASSOLO, R. S.
Long Range Planning
Long Range Planning (LRP) has a tradition of publishing insightful and impactful strategy research. Founded in 1968 as the first international journal focusing on strategic management, LRP has been at the forefront of new ideas and approaches to the formulation and achievement of long-term organizational goals and purpose, ranging from strategic planning and vision to business model innovation and open strategy. As we assume responsibility for leading LRP during the next phase of its evolution, we reflect on the achievements of the past half century and pay tribute to the contributions of our predecessors. We also look ahead with excitement at the emergent and enduring research opportunities for LRP. Now more than ever, managers and organizations need rigorous and robust strategy, as they navigate domestic and global landscapes defined by volatility and uncertainty. This editorial sets out our strategic intent for the journal and highlights new emerging phenomena in the field that are worthy of attention within the worldwide community of strategic management researchers. We also clarify the methodological scope of LRP moving forward and suggest new initiatives such as the annual call for special issues.