Welcome to the Open Strategy Network

The OSN is an international network of scholars and practitioners interested in the topic of Open Strategy, focused on more inclusive and transparent forms of strategizing. Coordinated by the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), the OSN is an all-in-one resource for everything related to open forms of strategic management – from gaining first insights to sharing own research and meeting other people who are passionate about the topic.

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Our Mission

The OSN brings together all relevant information and people related to Open Strategy and fosters knowledge creation as well as collaboration. As an all-encompassing resource platform, both novice and experienced researchers and practitioners can find everything related to the yet very fragmented topic quickly and easily.

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   The Open Strategy Network mobilizes research and fosters collaboration on the emerging phenomenon of strategic openness. It is therefore of great interest and value to organizational and strategy scholars, students in business and management, practitioners such as consultants and strategy staff in established businesses, and anyone concerned with new trends in strategy development. 

Prof. David Seidl, PhD. University of Zurich, Switzerland
   Open Strategy is about embracing stakeholders. This applies not only to the realization of participatory and inclusive strategy processes in praxis but also to Open Strategy research and its dissemination. The Open Strategy Network fulfills exactly this purpose and provides a common point of contact for everyone interested in Open Strategy.

Prof. Richard Whittington, PhD. University of Oxford, UK
   I highly value the OSN network for its ability to facilitate connections and collaborations among researchers and practitioners, which is essential for advancing the very praxis-oriented research field of Open Strategy. Moreover, the network is particularly beneficial for new researchers in this area as it serves as a valuable resource for gaining in-depth knowledge and insights on the topic.

Prof. Dr. Julia Hautz, University of Innsbruck, Austria
   To take full advantage of an Open Strategy approach, distinctive perspectives and skills are essential – the Open Strategy Network can help us connect with scholars and practitioners to constantly refine our Open Strategy Toolbox and expand our IMP Experts Community.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Friedrich von den Eichen, IMP Unternehmensberatungs GmbH, Germany
   Openness as an organizational principle is being embraced by more and more organizations. However, it is important to recognize that some level of closure may be necessary to effectively implement Open Strategies. The Open Strategy Network provides a platform to engage in meaningful discussions and to exchange ideas on this and many other facets of open organizing.

Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
   As a strategy scholar, I find the Open Strategy Network an invaluable resource. The platform provides a great overview of the latest publications, videos, and events related to the topic of Open Strategy. Also, the community of scholars and practitioners organized within the OSN is extremely knowledgeable, which has proven to be of great benefit for my own research.

Prof. Dr. Violetta Splitter, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
   The Open Strategy Network provides an excellent platform for Open Strategy researchers to connect and keep each other up-to-date on developments in the research areas and potential opportunities for collaboration.

Theresa Langenmayr, University of Zurich, Switzerland
   The Open Strategy Network provides an excellent platform for Open Strategy researchers to connect and keep each other up-to-date on developments in the research areas and potential opportunities for collaboration.

Prof. Dr. Waldemar Kremser, Johannes Kepler University Linz