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 Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the below SMS Awards to be presented in 2019! Please visit the sites below to learn the specific criteria requested for each award nomination.
All nomination materials are due by March 31, 2019.
Please contact the SMS Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this process.
2018 Award Recipients
We were proud to recognize several scholars at the SMS Annual Conference in Paris!
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 Annual Conference Best Paper Prize
SMS Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize
SMS Educational Impact Award
SMS Emerging Scholar Award
SMS Lifetime Achievement Award
SMS Service Award
With his strong publication record across the field’s major journals, as well as his ability to ask important questions and identify novel mechanisms to unify corporate and international strategy research, we are excited to announce Exequiel Hernandez as the 2018 Emerging Scholar recipient.