Welcome to the
Strategic Management Society!

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.

SMS Dates

MARCH 25-27, 2020
SMS Special Conference in Berkeley
MARCH 31, 2020
Deadline for SMS Award Nominations
OCTOBER 1, 2020
Submission Deadline for Proposals for SRF Programs
OCTOBER 24-27, 2020
SMS Annual Conference in London
NOVEMBER 1-30, 2020
SMS Leadership Elections
DECEMBER 10-12, 2020
SMS Special Conference in Hangzhou

Get Involved!

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!

Update: Special Conference in Hangzhou

We appreciate your understanding and patience as the SMS Executive Office worked closely with our partners in China to explore how best to respond to the coronavirus and its potential impact on the planned Special Conference in Hangzhou, China. We remain very committed to hosting this event with Zhejiang University School of Management and Alibaba Business School and to moving forward with this planning process, while still focusing on the health and safety of our partners and attendees. After careful consideration and discussion in recent weeks, we have decided to reschedule the conference to December 10-12, 2020.

Since this conference will be in December, we will reopen the website for a second round of proposal submissions to be considered for presentation. Please see the updated dates for the conference posted on the SMS Hangzhou website and begin preparing your proposals! We anticipate opening registration for the conference in late July.

SMS has been very encouraged by the strong response to the call for proposals for its Special Conference in Hangzhou, China. The conference had among the highest number of submissions for an SMS special conference in recent years, reflecting a great interest among SMS members to engage with strategy scholars and practitioners in China. We believe that rescheduling the conference will provide the best opportunity for the conference to have the impact and reach we had all envisioned and we look forward to seeing many of you in Hangzhou in December!

Should you have any questions about the rescheduled dates or the second round of proposal submissions, please contact the SMS Executive Office at

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Contact Us

SMS Executive Office
Rice Building
Suite 215
815 W Van Buren Street
Chicago IL 60607

Phone: +1 312 492 6224
Fax: +1 312 492 6223


Become a Member!

We happily welcome new members to the Society! For more information on the benefits of membership and and how to join, please click here.

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