Calls for papers


International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business


Special Issue on: "Strategic Cooperation Management"

Guest Editor:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Bode, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

“Strategic Cooperation Management” is an interface between economic research, management research and other related areas of socio-economic research. This topic is getting more and more important for successful enterprises, and its main research question is how different kinds of the inter-organisational collaboration are organised and which factors support companies in their cooperation to achieve competitive advantage.

The aim of this special issue is to focus on strategic cooperation management within business studies, and to contribute considerably to the discipline’s further development and its importance in corporate management.

In general, distinct articles of any kind (conceptional, qualitative or quantitative) are welcome which focus on strategic cooperation management, e.g. papers about the competitive advantages of inter-organisational cooperation in relation to organisations, controlling and factors involved: networks, dyadic cooperations, strategy alliances, cluster and related kinds of cooperations.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Organisational structures of cooperation and enterprises in cooperation
  • Effective control mechanism of cooperation
  • Functionally types of cooperation: R&D cooperation, marketing-cooperation, purchasing partnership, supply chain partnership, virtual factory
  • Life cycle of cooperation
  • Individual and organisational learning in cooperation
  • Specific aspects of regional cooperation
  • Challenges and features of international cooperation
  • Generation of competitive advantage in cooperation
  • Practices and themes of cluster management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Final full papers due: 30 September, 2012 (extended)