Strategies That Move the World

Our world is increasingly struggling with a number of serious—and often interrelated—problems. The climate is changing, leading to rising sea levels, enduring droughts, expansion of deserts and extreme weather. Population is predicted to grow from seven billion in 2010 to eleven billion in 2100, implying a huge and ever-rising demand for energy, water supply, and many kinds of other resources. A growing percentage of the population will live in cities, urging planners to develop new concepts for mobility, logistics, housing and other services. Inequalities in terms of demographics, income levels, education, and quality of life challenge our sense of distribution justice and raise the risk of wars, terrorism, and revolutionary movements. How can our strategic management discipline contribute to addressing these real-world challenges? How can we, as strategy scholars, ensure that our research is practically relevant, and that we support firms and institutional actors in (re-)defining their roles within society? Click here to read the full Call for Proposals.

Conference Program


FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Submission Deadline for Proposals
MARCH 3, 2016
Co-Author Confirmation Deadline
Notification of Review Committee Decisions
MAY 16, 2016
Presenter Registration Deadline
Conference Program Available Online
SEPTEMBER 17 - 20, 2016
SMS Annual Conference Berlin

Berlin Information

We are excited to be holding our Annual Conference in Berlin! Click here for more information about this facinating city.

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Conference Hotel

The 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the InterContinental Berlin.  Click here for more information about the venue.

A Letter From the Executive Committee

Please click here to read the recent letter from the Executive Committee of the SMS Board of Directors to SMS Members.

Executive Discovery Series

The Executive Discoveries Series (EDS) aims to create a meaningful and impactful conversation between academics, business practitioners, and consultants. The EDS Track consists of paper and common-ground sessions throughout the conference. Click here for more information on the EDS Track and a list of EDS Sessions.

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Call for Proposals

For more information on the Call for Proposals submission process and guidelines, click here.