Research methodology in strategic management: Past accomplishments and future challenges

David J. Ketchen, Brian K. Boyd, Donald D. Bergh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

119 Scopus citations


Despite being a relatively young discipline, strategic management has grown dramatically in size and influence over the past few decades. As with any field, the findings generated within strategic management are only as robust as the research methods used to conduct the analyses. Although strategic management's accomplishments with regard to methods have been substantial, it is confronted by significant challenges as well. The authors describe these accomplishments and challenges, explain how the articles offered in this feature topic help to address certain challenges, and offer suggestions for future work that may create additional progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-658
Number of pages16
JournalOrganizational Research Methods
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Research methods
  • Strategic management
  • Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


Dive into the research topics of 'Research methodology in strategic management: Past accomplishments and future challenges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this