Call for Papers


The 5th Vienna Conference on Strategy, Organizational Design, and Innovation



On 25 and 26 June 2022, the Strategic Management Subject Area at the University of Vienna will host its biannual conference on Strategy, Organizational Design, and Innovation – an academic conference devoted to discussing fundamental research at the intersections of decision-making, organization theory, and new business developments.

The conference will commence on Saturday, 25 June, in the late morning, and it will end on Sunday, 26 June, in the late afternoon. Confirmed keynote speakers and track moderators include


Shane M. Greenstein

Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration, Co-Chair of the HBS Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School

Advisory Editor, Research Policy


Henrich R. Greve

Professor of Entrepreneurship, The Rudolf and Valeria Maag Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurship, INSEAD Singapore

Editor-in-Chief, Administrative Science Quarterly


Hart E. Posen

Professor of Management, Richard G. and Julie J. Diermeier Professor in Business, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal

Further keynote speakers and track moderators to be announced


In this call we solicit submissions of (unpublished) papers from researchers at all levels. While we appreciate all types of contributions that fall under the broader conference theme, we are particularly interested in research that addresses questions of basic interest in the field, such as (combinations of) the following:

* The emergence and sustainability of firm-level heterogeneity

* Mechanisms of value creation, value appropriation, and their interdependence

* Agent rationality and agent behaviour in complex strategic decision-making contexts

* New or innovative organization designs; organization design in non-traditional contexts (e.g. governments, NGOs, business ecosystems, open communities, supplier networks, etc.)

* Emergence of organizational macro structures from underlying micro-level processes

* The interaction of technical design and organizational structure (e.g. the presence or absence of “mirroring”, the consequences of BIG DATA and artificial intelligence on organizational design, etc.)

*The use of formal models (closed form or computational) in the analysis of strategy and organizational design

* The use of new methodologies (laboratory and field experiments, etc.) in management research


We ask contributors to submit their papers electronically to

The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2022. Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their papers by 1 March 2022. The Strategic Management Subject Area in Vienna will sponsor hotel accommodation for presenting authors (one per paper) for up to two nights in Vienna.

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