The SMS Journals Video Abstract Award was established in 2019 by SMS Media Innovations to promote the development of high-quality video abstracts for research published in SMS Journals. It is open to all authors of accepted articles in any of the three SMS journals that have submitted a video abstract to be included with their Article of Record. All journal abstracts can be found in playlists on the SMS YouTube channel.

The Best Video Abstract of 2022 Recipients:

Hyperspecialization and Hyperscaling: A Resource-Based Theory of the Digital Firm

Gianluigi Giustiziero, Tobias Kretschmer, Deepak Somaya, and Brian Wu

Strategic Management Journal

Volume 44, Issue 6

“Venture Capital Exit Pressure and Venture Exit: A Board Perspective”

Ting Yao and Hugh O’Neill

Strategic Management Journal

Volume 43, Issue 13 

Award Past Recipients


Replication Using Templates
Megan Lawrence
From Strategic Management Journal Article “Replication using templates: Does the unit learn from itself, the template, or both?”

The Lean Startup Method
Michael Letherbee and Riitta Katila
From Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Article “The Lean Startup Method: Early-stage teams and hypothesis-based probing of business ideas”

Founder‐inventors and their investors: Spurring firm survival and growth
Carolin Häussler, Maria Hennicke, and Elisabeth Mueller
From Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Article “Founder–inventors and their investors: Spurring firm survival and growth”

Pro Bono as a Human Capital Learning and Screening Mechanism
Vanessa Burbano
From Strategic Management Journal Article, “Pro bono as a human capital learning and screening mechanism: Evidence from law firms”

Upon the inauguration of this Award, all Video Abstracts that were submitted prior to 2018 were reviewed and the below video was selected as the Best Overall.

Incubation of an Industry
Mahka Moeen and Rajshree Agarwal
From Strategic Management Journal Article
“Incubation of an industry: Heterogeneous knowledge bases and modes of value capture”