Registering for Membership
SMS membership spans one calendar year and begins on January 1st of the year of membership. If you enroll in membership after January 1st, you become an active member once you have completed payment for your membership dues. You will then have online access to members-only registration rates, Member Circle, and all current and archived issues of the SMJ, SEJ and GSJ.
For example, 2050 membership is active from January 1, 2050 to December 31, 2050. If you enrolled and completed payment on March 1, 2050 you will have access to all member benefits starting on March 1, 2050.
SMS membership spans one calendar year and ends on December 31st of the membership year regardless of the date the membership was purchased.
Currently we do not have an option to auto renew membership, however you can purchase a multi-year membership bundle to save money and avoid processing registration annually.
SMS membership spans one calendar year and begins on January 1st of the year of membership. Check if your membership registration is for the current year or for an upcoming year. Please also check if payment has been completed for your membership registration.
SMS membership purchases are non-refundable. Please check all terms, benefits, policies, and reimbursement eligibility for your institution prior to making your membership purchase. If you made an error when completing your membership purchase, please contact the SMS Office immediately, or within five business days of purchase.
Individuals may hold SMS student membership for up to 5 years. If you have already been a student member for 5 years, then your 6th year will be as a regular member. Please note that these 5 years do not need to be consecutive. If you have not been a student member for 5 years and are not able to register as a student, please contact the SMS Office at email@example.com.
Please contact the SMS Office to confirm you have been a member of the SMS for at least 10 years. Please keep in mind you must be at least 65 years old.
While SMS does not offer institutional membership, there are several ways in which your firm or school can be involved.
- Propose and plan a special conference
- Organize a conference extension
- Sponsor a member engagement event or an activity at one of our conferences
If any of these options are of interest to you, please contact the SMS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require a PDF invoice prior to payment, then you can create one by opening a registration and selecting “pay offline” from the payment options screen. This will open a page which contains a detailed invoice button.
If you require a PDF paid invoice after completing payment, you can access your invoice online by signing into your SMS account, navigating to 'myOtherTools' (in the upper right corner), and selecting 'myInvoices&Receipts'.
Please create your registration and complete the payment, then email the SMS Office at email@example.com with your request.
From the date your membership becomes active.
Your membership includes online journal access to current and archived issues of the Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Global Strategy Journal.
SMS Journals are published in partnership with Wiley, and articles can be found in the Wiley Online Library here.
If you are unable to access the online journal articles please make sure that you are first logged into your SMS account on the SMS website.
Our publishing partner, Wiley, offers a print-on-demand subscriptions for each SMS Journal. SMS Members interested in this arrangement will purchase print journals through Wiley and receive a discounted rate.
As a reminder, online access to all three SMS Journal remains a member benefit. Access links are below (you will need to be logged in to your SMS member account to access):
Articles can be found in the Wiley Online Library here.
Participating in SMS
There are many opportunities to be involved with the Strategic Management Society as a member. Below are some ideas, however this list is by no means exhaustive:
- Visit our member-exclusive online community--the SMS Member Circle, interact with us on social media, or attend a webinar
- Attend an SMS conference, submit a research proposal, or become a conference reviewer
- Attend Interest Group & Community events, subscribe to Interest Group & Community Circles on Member Circle, and keep an eye out for other activities being developed by Interest Groups & Communities
- Submit research to an SMS journal, join a journal editorial review board, or keep up to date on the latest journal issues with your online journal access
- Nominate or apply for grant funding, SMS Awards, or volunteer leadership positions
Join the SMS member Circle, check for opportunities organized by the Interest Groups & Communities, attend the Annual Conference, or find a volunteer opportunity such as reviewing for a conference.
Visit the Member Circle page. The SMS Member Circle is a members-only online community to collaborate and network within SMS! This is a space for SMS members to generate discussion, promote programs and calls for proposals, and advance the field through collaboration.
You can find more information on our Webinar Page.
Most events require prior registration and verification of membership status. To register please select the sign-up button and complete the webinar registration page with your information. You will receive an email with the webinar access link when your registration has been approved by the SMS Office.
Visit our Interest Groups & Communities page to learn more.
Interest Groups & Communities
Yes, two Interest Groups are included with your SMS membership, and you can add additional Interest Groups for a fee of $12 each. Learn more about the SMS Interest Groups & Communities here.
Interest Group or Community enrollment can be changed only when renewing your SMS membership. IG&C membership cannot be changed outside of membership enrollment, but additional IG&Cs can be added at any time for a $12 fee. Learn more about the SMS Interest Groups & Communities here.
Please note that any additional Interest Groups beyond the two included in your SMS membership require a $12 fee.
Please sign into your account on the SMS website and select ‘myProfile’ or sign into myProfile here: https://legacy.strategicmanagement.net/home/my-profile. Check your communication settings to be sure you have opted in for the types of emails which you would like to receive.
Communication preferences options which you will encounter in your profile are:
- Receive occasional messages relating to upcoming SMS conferences.
- Receive occasional messages relating to SRF research grant funding activities.
- Receive occasional messages relating to the SMS journals.
- Receive occasional messages regarding member benefits, virtual sessions, monthly updates, and other activities of the SMS.
- Receive information on publications, call for proposals, conferences and other information relevant to the field of strategic management, but not associated with the SMS.
- Receive occasional messages with updates, information, and activities from the SMS Interest Groups and Communities.
- Do not receive occasional snail mail communication from SMS
If you have the correct communication opt-ins selected, but still receive no emails, then it is possible that there is an issue between the SMS email server and your email provider. Please contact the SMS Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so that steps can be taken to correct any communications issues.
Check your communication preferences to make sure you have indicated your interests. Sign into the SMS website and select ‘myProfile’ or sign into myProfile here: https://legacy.strategicmanagement.net/home/my-profile.