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


Entrepreneurship & Innovation Workshop

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 
08:00 - 12:30 hrs, including a mid-morning coffee break

Workshop Information

The SMS will host an Entrepreneurship & Innovation workshop on March 25th, 2020, during the SMS Special Conference Berkeley “Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

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.

Application Requirements

Interested in attending? 

To attend, please submit your bio and/or URL to your LinkedIn profile in one file (max of 1 page) 

Interesting in presenting? 

To present, please prepare and submit through the SurveyMonkey Link: 

  •  Short overview of title and abstract describing items such as:
     A) research interests, topics or question(s); B) intended contributions to practice, business and society; C) theory or theories drawing from; D) core constructs of interest (ie, a conceptual models); E) contexts and methods; F) stage of your work (ie, expected completion timing); G) other relevant;

Applications will be reviewed and notified on a rolling basis. 

Workshop Program

The following workshop program is tentative and is subject to changes as seen fit by the organizers. 

  • Introductions
  • Part 1 - Presentations and interactive feedback session
  • Mid-morning coffee break
  • Part 2 - Presentations and interactive feedback session
  • Conclusion

Workshop Organizers

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Robert Brennan
Warwick Business School (UK)
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Luciano C. Oviedo
Warwick Business School (UK)
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Tyrone Pitsis
Durham University