O&S welcomes two types of articles: theoretical development and empirical investigation. Empirical articles should draw on empirical work and robust theorizing processes to make a strong contribution to organization studies and practice. In empirical articles, there is an interplay between theorizing and empirical research; they are mutually informative. Theoretical articles must advance the theory or the theory development process regarding organizations, research methodology and/or societal issues. Theoretical papers (a) develop new organization theory, (b) significantly challenge, expand or clarify current theory, (c) synthesize recent advances and ideas into fresh theory, (d) initiate a search for new theory by identifying and carefully delineating a novel theoretical problem, or (e) craft ways to improve the process of theory development.