Open strategy: a review and research agenda

Akwal Sunner, Aylin Ates

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In the whole, preceding literature reviews on the contemporary strategic management phenomena of open strategy include a number of limitations: they are deficient of a detailed concentration, deliver an excessive definitional focus or are absent of a distinct empirical analysis of research in the field. In order to address these shortcomings, this paper endeavours to systematically examine the existing literature on open strategy by classifying its main characteristics, connecting the different aspects together in a structured and comprehensive definition. This considered review of extant literature assesses numerous characteristics of open strategizing as they are presented in preceding research. Consequently, the systematic and methodical approach taken by this paper affords an alternative way of comprehending open strategy and contributes to the field by providing a consolidation of the literature and signifying potential streams for future research to explore.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM 2019 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2019
EventBritish Academy of Management (BAM): Building and sustaining high performance organisations during uncertain times: challenges and opportunities - Aston University, Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 20195 Sept 2019


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management (BAM)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • open strategy
  • inclusivity
  • transparency
  • participation


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