SMS Journals Video Abstract Award

Past Award Recipients

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”

SMS Video Abstracts

Award Overview

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.

Best Video Abstract of 2021

Replication Using Templates

Megan Lawrence
"Replication using templates: Does the unit learn from itself, the template, or both?"
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 41, Issue 11

The winner of the SMS 2021 Video Abstract Award is “Replication Using Templates,” based on the Strategic Management Journal article by Megan Lawrence, “Replication using templates: Does the unit learn from itself, the template, or both?.” Lawrence's article investigates firms' use of templates when trying to replicate practices. Her video abstract features a personal touch as she talks through her well-narrated overview of her research. The video provides a clear description of the findings of the article, has strong appeal for all of the main audiences for SMS video abstracts, including researchers, practitioners and students, and represents the rising importance of authors plainly explaining their own work across different mediums. This video abstract was among the top abstracts viewed on the SMS YouTube channel during 2021. Congratulations to Megan!

Learn More About the Author!

picture of Megan Lawrence
Megan Lawrence
Vanderbilt University