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Research agenda on turnaround strategies beyond systemic disruptions

Fernando Castelló-Sirvent (ESIC Business & Marketing School, Valencia, Spain)
Vanessa Roger-Monzó (ESIC Business & Marketing School, Valencia, Spain) (ESIC University, Madrid, Spain)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 27 September 2022

Issue publication date: 19 April 2023




Since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), the shocks are getting deeper and deeper on the economy, sectors and companies. In these years, turnaround strategies have evolved and contribute to improving the agility and audacity of managers. This article studies the change in the research agenda and in the academic discourse as systemic disruptions become widespread and provides evidence on collaboration networks and publication opportunities.


This research uses a comparative bibliometric analysis to understand the changes in the academic debate as of 2008. The core collection of Web of Science (WoS) is used and 198 articles on turnaround strategies published in journals indexed in Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) – Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) in areas like business, management, economics and finance during 1965–2022.


This research reveals an important intertemporal evolution between periods, both in the collaborative networks of researchers and in the journals that dominate the impact discourse. In addition, it provides evidence of the change in academic discourse, through the evolution of the topics of interest after the GFC. The results suggest publication opportunities around gaps not yet closed by the academic literature.

Practical implications

This article allows researchers to be guided in identifying gaps that have not yet been closed. In addition, this research has important managerial implications, since it guides and advises journal editors on new emerging issues.


This document offers a global vision on the subject of study and an understanding of the development of the discourse of the academy.



Castelló-Sirvent, F. and Roger-Monzó, V. (2023), "Research agenda on turnaround strategies beyond systemic disruptions", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 36 No. 1, pp. 86-105.



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