Strategic renewal has become a prominent theme in a variety of organization and management research domains in recent years. It refers to the process that allows organizations to alter their path dependence by transforming their strategic intent and capabilities. With contributions from an increasing range of theoretical perspectives and research contexts, the strategic renewal literature has become fragmented and lacks common definitions and conceptual clarity, which prevent cross-fertilization and harm further development. This study systematically reviews the various literature streams on strategic renewal to provide a more integrative perspective. The authors identify three key theoretical tensions at the heart of strategic renewal research, namely learning vs. resource, induced vs. autonomous, and co-alignment vs. co-creation. By exploring these key tensions, the authors define strategic renewal's conceptual core, identify gaps in the past literature, and provide guidance for future research.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12117, hdl.handle.net/1765/93857
Journal International Journal of Management Reviews
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Schmitt, A. (Achim), Raisch, S. (Sebastian), & Volberda, H.W. (2016). Strategic Renewal: Past Research, Theoretical Tensions and Future Challenges. International Journal of Management Reviews. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12117