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!
We are excited to share the results from this year's elections for SMS Leadership!
Elections were open from November 1 to November 30 for SMS Members to cast their votes for members of the Board of Directors, and leaders of the Interest Groups & Communities.
In January, we will welcome back Julian Birkinshaw and Sharon Matusik, and welcome Heli Wang to the Board for three-year terms.
We also look forward to welcoming the newly elected Associate Program Chairs and Representatives-at-Large from our Interest Groups and Communities. Click below to view these results!
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 website to learn more about the individuals we are recognizing this year!
2020 SMS Special Conference in Berkeley
Registration is now open for the 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.
Defining What Success Means for You – and Making it Happen
The goal of this webinar is to cultivate a healthy and balanced approach to what success means and how its definition might also change over time. We have invited four panelists who have embraced their own definitions of success. We hope that you will join us!
This webinar is a benefit of membership in the Strategic Management Society. If you are not a 2020 member, you can learn more and join by clicking here.
Submit Now for the 2020 SMS Special Conference in Hangzhou!
Join us on June 12-14, 2020 to discuss "A Brave New World: Strategies for Adapting to a Changing Business Envorment" at the SMS Special Conference in Hangzhou! Learn more about this theme and the Conference Committee led by the Program Chairs:
|Aseem Kaul||Brian Wu|
Click below to read our Submission Guidelines and Submit!
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".
It is with great sadness that we share with you that Mike Wright, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College, passed away on November 25, 2019. Professor Wright was a respected and valued colleague, who will be sorely missed.
Please click below to read about Mike Wright's contributions to the field of Strategic Management written by Margarethe Wiersema, Dean of the SMS Fellows.
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!