Advances in Applied Business Strategy

The series Advances in Applied Business Strategy (AABS) is the leading forum for research that addresses the challenging 'middle ground' in the strategic management process – the ways in which strategy theory, concepts, and frameworks can be usefully and effectively applied in practice. AABS is focused on the key issues of articulating the implications of new theory for strategic management, of defining useful applications of new strategy theory in practice, and of designing approaches to implementing new practices in the process of strategic management.


The series maintains a strong – but not exclusive – interest in the application of contemporary competence-based management theory in strategic management and other management processes. Recent volumes include papers on the management of inter-firm interactions (both competitive and cooperative), internationalization processes, organizational learning, stakeholder development, organizational renewal, development of organizational competences, and competence-based strategies.

Key Benefits

The series periodically publishes volumes of papers by strategic management researchers and practitioners worldwide that meet the requirements of:

  • Clarity in articulating new theory relevant to strategic management
  • Consistency in 'translating' new strategy theory into new applications
  • Practicality in proposing implementation approaches that can be used by strategic managers

Key Audiences

AAB invites and publishes both conceptual and empirical papers that also meet the tests of clear theoretical grounding and offering practical suggestions for implementation and are relevant to a global audience of strategic management researchers and practitioners.

Coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Inter-firm interactions (both competitive and cooperative)
  • Internationalization processes
  • Organizational learning
  • Stakeholder development
  • Organizational renewal
  • Development of organizational competences
  • Competence-based strategies

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Professor Vadake Narayanan
LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, USA

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