Our organization is unique in bringing together the worlds of reflective practice and
thoughtful scholarship. The Society consists of over 3,000 members representing a
kaleidoscope of backgrounds and perspectives from more than 80 different countries.
Membership, composed of academics, business practitioners, and consultants,
focuses on the development and dissemination of insights on the strategic management
process, as well as on fostering contacts and interchange around the world.
Already a member? New to the SMS? There are many ways to get involved: you can join our Interest Group or Community Leadership and plan a workshop or organize a panel session; you can organize a special conference; or you can become an editor for one of our journals or a reviewer for a conference! Explore our site to find where you'll make connections in the SMS!
Registration Open for the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis!
We are excited to announce that registration is now available for the 2019 SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis!
Please join us to discuss the "Out of the Spotlight" Strategies that will be presented on October 19-22, 2019.
2019 SMS Award & Honors
We are proud to recognize several scholars every year at the Annual Conference for their contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.
Please visit the Awards websie to learn more about the inidivudlas we are recognizing this year!
Strategy Research Foundation 2019 Calls for Proposals
2019 SRF Calls for Proposals are now available! The submission deadline for all programs is October 1, 2019. The purpose of the Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) is to support and advance scholarship in the field of strategic management. The core activity of the SRF is the operation of competitive research grant programs.
Announcing 2020 SMS Special Conference in Berkeley!
We are delighted to share SMS Special Conference in Berkeley! The conference theme is "Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution".
The conference will be held at UC-Berkeley Haas Campus in California from March 25-27, 2020.
Announcing the SMS 40th Annual Conference in London
Save the date for our 40th Annual Conference!
October 24-27, 2020
Conference Program Chairs, Julian Birkinshaw and Costas Markides, invite you to London to discuss "Strategy in a Disruptive World".
One of the primary functions of the Strategic Management Society to convene and conduct meetings and conferences for the professionals in the field of strategic management. Each conference addresses a current theme and brings together leading experts in the field from around the globe.
To learn more about our conferences, click here!
The Strategic Management Society is proud to be involved in the publication of leading journals which have been vital tools for the benefit of researchers and practitioners in the field for more than 25 years.
For more information on our journals, or other publications, click here!
The promotion and encouragement of research and scholarship is another of SMS’ primary purposes. In support of this goal, the Society operates the Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) programs to award research grants to individuals or groups identified through a competitive application and review process.
To learn more about these grants, click here!
Awards and Honors
The SMS has developed several award programs to recognize and honor those who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management, such as emerging scholars in the field, business leaders that have demonstrated strategic leadership and innovation, and articles published that have notable impact in the field. Each of these awards is targeted toward people and research that move the study of strategic management forward.
To learn more about our awards programs, click here!
Interest Groups and Communities
The SMS Interest Groups and Communities act as a catalyst for building and disseminating new ideas in research, practice, and teaching around a set of core issues in strategic management.
To learn more about our Interest Groups and Communities, click here!