Awards and Honors

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.


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SMS Fellows

The purpose of the Fellows Group is to recognize and honor members of the Strategic Management Society who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.

Awards & Honors Announcements

Meet the 2017 Emerging Scholar- Emilie Feldman

Emilie R. Feldman is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where she studied Economics and French Literature, and she received her MBA and DBA in Strategy from the Harvard Business School.

Emilie’s research focuses on corporate strategy and governance, with particular interests in the internal functioning of multi-business firms and the role that divestitures, spinoffs, and mergers and acquisitions play in corporate reconfiguration.  Her research has been published in top academic journals, and she has received numerous scholarly awards. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal, and she is on the Editorial Board of Organization Science.

Emilie teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate strategy, and corporate governance in the undergraduate, MBA, law, and executive programs at Wharton and Penn. She received the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017.

2016 Annual Conference Awards

We were proud to present Siwen Chen and Emilie Feldman the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for their research Activist-Led Divestitures at the awards ceremony in Berlin.

We were also proud to present the below authors the prize for Best PhD Conference Paper for their respective work:

Partners in Crime:Code Violation and PReservation Between Category Insiders and Outsiders, by Maima Aulia Syakhroza, Lionel Paolella, and Kamal Munir

Webs of Influence: National Stakeholder Networks and Corporate Social Performance, by Kate Odziemkowska and Witold Henisz

Leveraging Who You Know by What You Know: Returns to Relational and Human Capital, by Heejung Byun, Justin Frake, and Rajshree Agarwal

Ethics of Sorting Talent on Wall Street, by Pooria Assadi

Going Against the Grain: the Impact of Mandate Loss on Subsidiary Evolutionary Trajectories, by Edward Gillmore and Ulf Andersson