SMS Service Award

The award is conferred in recognition of significant and enduring service that made an outstanding and distinguished contribution to the Strategic Management Society and its members.


Deadline for Nominations
Announcement of Award Recipient
SEPT. 22-25
SMS Annual Conference

SMS Service Award Past Recipients

Richard Bettis, 2016

picture of Richard Bettis
Richard Bettis
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Award Criteria and Nomination Process

Award Criteria:

  • The recipient is a person who has rendered lengthy, significant, and effective service to the SMS and its members
  • Recipients can be selected based on both volunteer and compensated work contributed to the field and/or the Society
  • Current members of the Board and current leaders of program activities (journals, conferences, research funding) are not eligible
  • Officers of the SMS are not normally eligible until 5 years after completion of their service

Nomination Process:

The following leaders of SMS activities will be invited each year to make nominations to Awards and Honors Committee:

  • Board Members
  • Interest Group Leadership
  • Journal Editorial Leadership
  • Current Conference Program Chairs
  • SRF Program Chairs

Recipients of the SMS Service Award will be determined by a majority vote of the SMS Board of Directors.

2017 SMS Service Award Recipient: Irene Duhaime

Irene Duhaime is the Robinson Distinguished Leadership Professor in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Her research interests focus on corporate strategy and include diversification decision-making, acquisition, divestment and turnaround; she has published on these topics in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and others. Her extensive record of service to SMS includes two terms on the SMS Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the 2005 SMS International Conference in its 25th Anniversary year, Co-Chair of the first SMS Doctoral Workshop, early leadership roles in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group, Director of the SRF Dissertation Research Program, and organizational and faculty mentoring roles in Doctoral Workshops. She has been active as well in the Academy of Management and in the PhD Project’s Management Doctoral Student Association, and received the Academy of Management’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award and the Ph.D. Project MDSA’s 2015 Trailblazer Award. Irene Duhaime was elected as a member of the SMS Fellows in 2010 and was elected to serve as Deputy Dean of the Fellows for 2015-2016 and as Dean of the Fellows for 2017-2018.

The SMS presented the Service Award to Irene Duhaime at the 37th Annual SMS Conference in Houston during the Awards Luncheon held on Tuesday, October 31st.