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Edited by Pietro Mazzola and Franz W. Kellermanns
Pietro Mazzola and Franz W. Kellermanns The editors of the Handbook of Research on Strategy Process are proud to add to the literature produced by Edward Elgar Publishing that brings together leading researchers in the field and allows younger, emerging scholars to showcase their research and explore new directions. The editorial team, which joined forces in 2008, selected 24 papers from among numerous excellent proposals and have organized them into four parts. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our authors, not only for their wonderful ideas and contributions but also for their willingness to work within very tight deadlines. We are also grateful to Francine O’Sullivan of Edward Elgar Publishing for her support and superb collaboration. Last but by no means least, our thanks to Claudia Gabbioneta and Diane Adams, who were immensely helpful in the editorial process. Before we discuss the organization of the book in more detail, we want to briefly reflect on strategy process research. The distinction between strategy process and strategy content can be traced back to the great thinkers of strategic management, among them Chandler (1962), Ansoff (1965) and Andrews (1971). While strategy content focuses on the subject of the decision, strategy process focuses on actual decision making and its associated actions (Huff and Reger, 1987). Strategy process research examines the process underpinning strategy formation and implementation. Researchers in this area have demonstrated that strategy arises from the forces and activities that drive or counteract changes driven by human actions. Strategy process...