Since its inauguration, the SMS has developed several awards programs to recognize
and honor those who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of
strategic management. By recognizing special contributions to the field, we validate what
we define as excellence. Through these programs, the SMS distinguishes emerging
scholars in the field, business leaders that have demonstrated strategic leadership and
innovation, articles published that have notable impacts in the field, and authors of
outstanding academic work submitted to a conference. Each of these awards is targeted
toward people and research that moves the study of strategic management forward.
2019 Award Recipients
We are proud to recognize several scholars at the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis!
Please visit the links below to learn more about this year's recipients!
CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award
Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize
GSJ Best Paper Prize
SEJ Best Paper Prize
SMS Educational Impact Award
SMS Emerging Scholar Award
SMS Service Award
Annual Conference Best Paper Prize
Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize
Proposed by the Research Methods Community, the SMS Awards Committee approved the creation of the Research Methods Conference Paper Prize. This prize recognizes research that is presented at the Annual Conference and introduces new or improved method or exemplifies an adept application of an existing method.
Cognitive Framing and Capability Development at the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Ryan Raffaelli, Harvard University
Tiona Zuzul, University of Washington
Ranjay Gulati, Harvard University
Jan Rivkin, Harvard University
We are honored to present Joan E. Ricart with the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Distinguished Service award. Joan E. Ricart, Past President of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), is the Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management and was for 23 years Chairman of the Strategic Management Department at the IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He has served SMS in a variety of roles including conference organizer (SMS Barcelona (1997), board member, President, SRF board member, and Fellow.
We are delighted to announce the 2019 recipient of the Educational Impact Award: Jackson Nickerson! Jackson has made seminal contributions to management education for graduate students, executives, and government leaders. He has been an inspiring and insightful teacher for more than twenty years.
We are pleased to honor Jay Barney as the 2019 recipient of the CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award. Throughout his career, Jay has been a dedicated professor, active scholar, and consultant at several institutions and companies.
We are excited to announce the 2019 Recipient of the SMS Emerging Scholar award will be Oliver Schilke, whose research has already received more than 4,500 citations. His strong pipeline demonstrates continued productivity in the years to come. He studies a range of topics that clearly matter to strategy scholars and managers. He effectively connects disparate literature and leverages different methods, revealing extraordinarily productivity and substantial impact and placing him in the forefront of research on the microfoundations of strategy.
The SMS Journals Video Abstract Award was established in 2019 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 Overall
Incubation of an Industry
Mahka Moeen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rajshree Agarwal, University of Maryland
From Strategic Management Journal Article, “Incubation of an industry: Heterogeneous knowledge bases and modes of value capture”
Best Video Abstract of 2018
Pro Bono as a Human Capital Learning and Screening Mechanism
Vanessa Burbano, Columbia University
From Strategic Management Journal Article, “Pro bono as a human capital learning and screening mechanism: Evidence from law firms”