Annual International Conferences


The SMS holds an annual international conference at various sites around the world, typically alternating between North America and Europe. Each conference addresses a current theme, with specific tracks addressing sub-themes, and presents multiple sessions by thought leaders in the field from around the world.


The 36th SMS Annual International Conference

Michael Nippa 2016 Program Chair

Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufsess 2016 Program Chair


Anja Tuschke 2016 Program Chair

Ulrich Pidun 2016 Program Chair

Berlin Conference logoStrategies That Move the World
Berlin, Germany, September 17 - 20, 2016

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The 35th SMS Annual International Conference

Sharon Matusik 2015 Program Chair

Donald Bergh 2015 Program Chair

Sharon Alvarez 2015 Program Chair


Denver Conference logoStrategy Expanding: Making Sense of Shifting Field and Firm Boundaries
Denver, Colorado, October 3 - 6, 2015

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The 34th SMS Annual International Conference

Pascual Berrone 2014 Associate Program Chair

Alejandro Beltran 2014 Associate Program Chair

Africa Ariño 2014 Program Chair


Madrid Conference logoStrategies in a World of Networks
Madrid, Spain, September 20-23, 2014

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The 33rd SMS Annual International Conference

Frank T. Rothaermel 2013 Program Chair

Pamela Barr 2013 Program Chair


Atlanta Conference logoStrategy and Sustainability
Atlanta, Georgia, September 28 - October 1st, 2013

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The 32nd SMS Annual International Conference

Ondrej Landa 2012 Program Chair

Igor Filatotchev 2012 Program Chair

Björn Ambos 2012 Program Chair


Prague Conference logoStrategy in Transition
Prague, Czech Republic, October 6-9, 2012

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The 31st SMS Annual International Conference

Aya Chacar 2011 Associate Program Chair

Jose de la Torre 2011 Program Chair


Miami Conference logoStrategies for a Multi-Polar World
Miami, Florida, November 6-9, 2011

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The 30th SMS Annual International Conference

Giovanni Battista Dagnino 2010 Program Chair

Rosario Faraci 2010 Program Chair


Gianmario Verona 2010 Program Chair

Maurizio Zollo 2010 Program Chair

Rome Conference logoStrategic Management at the Crossroads
Rome, Italy, September 12-15, 2010

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The 29th SMS Annual International Conference

Marjorie Lyles 2009 Program Chair

Jeffrey Reuer 2009 Program Chair

DC Conference logoStrategies in an Uncertain World
Washington, D.C., Oct 2009

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The 28th SMS Annual International Conference

Bolko von Oetinger 2008 Program Co-Chair

Thomas Mellewigt 2008 Program Co-Chair

Cologne Conference logoHow Does Knowledge Matter?
Cologne, Germany, Oct 12-15, 2008.

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The 27th SMS Annual International Conference

Thomas Mellewigt 2007 Associate Program Chair

Peter Ring 2007 Program Chair

SD Conference logoThe Challenges of Non-Market Influences on Market Strategies
San Diego, Oct. 14-17, 2007




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