Global Strategy Journal

Founded in 2011, Global Strategy Journal is the leading journal on global strategic management research. It aims to shape the direction of conversations on the interaction between the global context and the strategy and strategic management of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The global strategic management domain encompasses the strategic management, organization, and success of multinational organizations; the bidirectional interaction of the global business environment and organizational strategies; comparative strategies in different national settings; and the comparative effect of regional and national contexts on the strategies of domestic and multinational organizations. It publishes double-blind reviewed and invited papers that offer innovative theoretical perspectives or provide tests of empirical relationships based on quantitative or qualitative analyses.


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


Hear the voice of our editors by clicking here to read a list of GSJ editorials.

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.


GSJ is targeted at publishing the most influential global strategy research in the world.

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.

GSJ News


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.