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Is Sustainable Strategy a Thing?

Publication Details
Authors: Kimpimäki Jaan-Pauli, Albareda Laura, Montiel Ivan
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Academy of Management Global Proceedings
Title of parent publication: Academy of Management Proceedings
Volume number: 1
ISSN: 2638-4892
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


This paper investigates the degree of integration of modern conceptions of sustainability in strategy research over time with a bibliometric network analysis based on co-citation linkages over articles intersecting strategy and sustainability research. The findings display a comprehensive retrospective of the evolution of the intellectual structure of the sustainable strategy research space from a split between environmental and social aspects focused on firm and financial performance, to an increasingly specialized but fragmented field losing focus in central strategy research. The discussion identifies potential challenges of several assumptions underlying the contemporary theoretical approaches to strategy research in view of the increasing practical relevance of sustainability and proposes a research agenda for addressing these challenges.

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