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.
Seeking Nominations for the 2021 SMS Awards & Honors
As members of the Strategic Management Society, we hope that you will nominate individauls for the 2021 SMS Awards & Honors!
We are accepting Nominations for the
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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”
We are excited to announce that the 2020 Recipient of the SMS Emerging Scholar award will be Ryan Krause! Ryan's work has substantially advanced our understanding of the role, structure, and process of the board of directors in large public corporations and has already received over 1,000 Google Scholar citations. His research has also received coverage in major news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Harvard Business Review.
We are delighted to announce the 2020 recipient of the Educational Impact Award: Jan Rivkin! Many of us use Jan’s teaching materials in our classes. He has published over 25 case series and even more general course notes. His contributions to strategic management education are manifold and exemplary.
We are pleased to honor Harbir Singh as the 2020 recipient of the CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award. In almost four decades of teaching in executive education programs at the Wharton School and engaging in open and customized programs at leading companies, Harbir has brought together academic rigor and managerial relevance, and shaped the perspectives of executives in the United States, Europe and Asia, underscoring the ‘human element’ and the nurturing of soft managerial skills.
We are honored to present Caroline McCarley with the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Distinguished Service Award. For over 15 years, Caroline McCarley has been our partner on the other side of the aisle with our publisher, Wiley. During this time, she understood and honored SMS interests and sought new creative ways that we could work closely together.