Complexity and Strategy

Track chair:



Dr. Ioannis P. Christodoulou,

Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy - University of Westminster, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK 




George Tovstiga,

Professor, EDHEC Business School




Increasing international Complexity calls for dynamic solutions in fundamental business issues. Complexity and Strategy track welcomes conceptual, methodological or empirical papers that address any aspect, from any discipline or perspective, of 'strategy' and complexity theory and practice. This can be mainstream or contemporary strategy research. This emerging body of knowledge is focused primarily on processes, changing paradigms of management and to who organizational strategists are, what they do, how they do it, which practices and materials they draw on, and what the consequences of their activities are. We are concerned with the strategy work involved in strategy development and strategic change, and it seeks to advance understanding through theoretical pluralism and methodological innovation.


Topics include:


  • Competitive Strategy in mature and emerging economies
  • Sifting Business models 
  • New paradigms in Corporate Strategy (including State Owned Enterprise)
  • Dynamic Business ecosystems, cooperative strategies and new strategic configurations
  • Global Complexity and International Strategy
  • Impacts of environmental complexity, dynamism and emergence on strategy work
  • Resource Based View and Dynamic Capability
  • Strategic Planning, Decision Making and Chaos theory
  • Strategy Implementation (& associated challenges)