Submission Style Sheet

Please submit Papers following the Submission Guidelines for the SMJ.

All papers must be double-line spaced in a 12-point, readable font (this includes appendices), and have a 1-inch margin all around. Illustrations and tables (exhibits) must be printed on separate sheets, and not be incorporated into the text. Placement of exhibits should be indicated in the text with a notation such as ‘place Table 1 about here.’ The language of the journal is American English. Do not number sections. The journal utilizes single quotation marks throughout. Actual quotations should be indented and italicized to set them off from the rest of the text.

The title page must list the names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address only for the corresponding author, including email and telephone. Supply a running headline (short title) of up to 60 characters for all articles except Research Notes and Communications. Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes. Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper in the acknowledgements section placed immediately before the reference list.

An abstract of up to 200 words is a concise, one-paragraph summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citations to other published work.

Research Notes and Commentaries should not exceed 15 submitted pages to insure that they do not run more than 10 pages in their published form.

Reference style. SMJ uses its own author-date style of citation. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within parentheses and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a, 1998b). If a work has two authors, give both names every time it is cited. For three authors, give all names in the first citation and et. al. (italicized) in subsequent citations. Where four or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998). Be sure that all references appearing in exhibits follow this uniform citation style.

It is the author’s responsibility to insure that all references are complete, accurate, and written in SMJ reference style. Include complete titles for articles and books (including subtitles). Volume numbers should appear in boldface print followed by issue numbers in parentheses. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Use double-spacing between citations. Examples:

Badaracco JL. 1991. The Knowledge Link: How Firms Compete Through Strategic Alliances. Harvard Business School Press: Boston, MA.

Bagozzi R, Phillips L. 1982. Representing and testing organizational theories: a holistic construal. Administrative Science Quarterly 27(3): 459-489.

Baldwin CY, Clark KB. 2003. Where do transactions come from? Working paper, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.

Bleeke J, Ernst D (eds). 1993. Collaborating to Compete: Using Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions in the Global Marketplace. John Wiley & Sons: New York 

Bowman EH, Singh H. 1990. Overview of corporate restructuring: trends and consequences. In Corporate Restructuring, Rock L, Rock RH (eds). McGraw-Hill: New York; 1–16.

Child J, Yan Y. 1999. Predicting the performance of international alliances: an investigation in China. Working paper, Chinese Management Centre, University of Hong Kong.

Collis D. 1996. Organizational capability as a source of profit. In Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage, Moingeon B, Edmondson A (eds). Sage: London, UK; 139-163.

D'Eredita M, Misiolek N, Siow J. 2005. States of mind as stages of team development: making sense of strategies for building a virtual team. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, HI. Available at:

Grant, RM. 1996. Toward a knowledge-based theory of the firm. Strategic Management Journal, Winter Special Issue 17:109-122.

Jensen M, Zajac EJ. 2004. Corporate elites and corporate strategy: how demographic preferences and structural position shape the scope of the firm. Strategic Management Journal 25(6): 507–524.

Misiolek N. 2003. Knowledge management and the corporate university: insights from the knowledge-based view of the firm. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.

Rumelt RP, Schendel D, Teece DJ. 1994. Fundamental Issues in Strategy: A Research Agenda. Harvard Business School Press: Boston, MA.

Van Brundt J. 2001. The many facets of co-development. Signals Magazine 19 May: 1-6. [6 June 2005].

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