Global Strategy Journal

Founded in 2011 to publish scholarly research addressing issues in global strategic management, it is intended to be the journal of record for global and international strategy research and an important voice in the international business and strategic management conversations. The global strategy domain encompasses the strategic management, organization, and performance of multinational organizations; comparative strategies and strategic management practices in different national settings; the effects of the dynamic global business environment on organizational strategies; and the effects of locational characteristics such as culture and institutions on strategies of local and multinational organizations. It publishes both double-blind reviewed and invited papers offering theoretical perspectives and empirical studies, both quantitative and qualitative, as well as other methodologies.


Global Strategy Journal is rapidly being accepted as a top tier scholarly journal in management. Learn more about the GSJ vision by clicking here.

Online Journal Access

SMS Members can read articles online both after publication and ahead of print.
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GSJ Special Issues

Special issues offer the opportunity for submissions within a very specific theme. Click here to see past special issues!


A discussion of business research sponsored by the Strategic Management Society, publisher of the SMJ, SEJ, and GSJ. Please click here to access the Research Chatter podcasts on Soundcloud.

Welcome from the Editors

Welcome to the Global Strategy Journal web page! The full Welcome from editors, Torben Pedersen and Steve Tallman can be accessed by clicking here.


In 2015, across six key JCR scales (total citations; 2-year impact factor; 5-year impact factor, immediacy index; Eigenfactor score; article influence score), GSJ had median ranking of #5 among 9 international management journals in the combined Management and Business lists; listed as an aspirant top international journal by the Erasmus Research Institute; recognized on the Danish Ministry List; listed as an "A" journal by the Australian Business Deans Council for the national assessment; listed as a "3" journal ("highly regarded") in 2015 by the Association of Business Schools (UK); included in the Social Sciences Citation Index.

JCR article influence score of 1.55 in 2015 (#2 among international management journals in the JCR “Business” and “Management” lists), as well as 5-year impact factor of 3.66 (#2 among international management journals in the JCR “Business” and “Management” lists)

During the journal’s first four years, from late 2010 through the end of 2014, almost 700 unique scholars based in more than 50 countries submitted articles to GSJ.

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Themes support the vision statement by offering a more detailed description of the perceived boundaries of the field of global strategy. These specific themes should be considered as the current expression of a set of dynamic concepts and are expected to evolve over time. Click here to view these specific themes and their descriptions.

Virtual Special Issues

VSIs help summarize and integrate research themes from SMS scholarship, while highlighting potential paths for ongoing research. Click here to access the latest VSIs.