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!
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.