SMS Berkeley Workshops

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 

We are excited to offer the following workshops during the SMS Special Conference in Berkeley. For more details and to apply for the workshops, please visit the workshop's page. 

SMS Berkeley: Registration Fees and Virtual Opportunities

We are grateful for our community’s support and their desire to attend the SMS Special Conference in Berkeley. We appreciate your patience as we explored options for moving forward. Due to the circumstances of the cancellation, we are offering registered participants credit and refund options. For full details and information on how to communicate your desired option, please select the below button or visit:

As we all learn to adapt to the challenges presented by our current health crisis, we are working to create opportunities to bring the SMS Special Conference in Berkeley to you in different virtual formats. We will share these opportunities by email and you can also check this website for updates and a schedule of these engagements, which we anticipate will be spread out over several weeks this spring.  

We hope you can join us for one or more of these virtual activities! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the SMS Executive Office at 

Last Updated: March 27, 2020 at 11:30am CDT


Morning Workshops (08:00h - 12:30h)

SMS Berkeley Doctoral Workshop

Attending doctoral students will be accepted through an application process. The main objectives of this Doctoral Workshop, focusing on strategy and innovation in a digital era, are to foster interaction among leading faculty scholars and doctoral students on various aspects of research and on preparing for a professional career in academia. The doctoral student participants will broaden their academic network with senior faculty from around the world and develop a better understanding of the particularities of the academic career.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation Workshop

Attending Practitioners, DBA and Executive PhD students will be accepted through an application process. The main objectives of this workshop are to promote bridging theory and practice with DBA and Executive PhD students on various aspects of their research and on enabling them to make an impact on business and society. The participants will be immersed in a combination of dynamic presentations describing the latest research/thought patterns followed by interactive feedback sessions. Depending on submissions, we have tentatively scheduled presentations by local tech start-ups, presenting their strategic challenges/dilemmas as part of the workshop.

Afternoon Workshops

Join editorial board members, editor, authors and reviewers of California Management Review (CMR) to learn how to prepare and frame your research and ideas for publication in CMR. The journal is Berkeley-Hass’ premier journal and a leading journal globally enjoying an impact factor of 5.0.  The session will be led by Dave Vogel, Sara Beckman and Kora Gonzalez as well as some of the journal’s reviewers.  We will provide tips and insights on how to write for the journal, negotiate the review process and how to frame your paper to ensure it meets both the rigorous scholarly requirements while ensuring it has pragmatic relevance to managers. We will then close with a Q&A focusing on your research ideas and possible submissions. 

Register for the CMR Workshop Here

Register for the CMR Workshop Here

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Professional Development Workshop (15:00h-17:00h)

In this workshop, editors and authors of the SEJ will take you through the process of writing for the journal, including the scope and core topics and subject matter the journal seeks to publish.  The session will be led by Co-Editor Melissa Graebner and Associate Editors Tim Folta and Yong Li.  You will be taken through important aspects of the journal, how to frame your ideas and arguments, and will be provided with insights on how to respond to reviewers, as well as a Q&A on what factors increase your chances of publication and common mistakes made.