SMS Conferences

The SMS holds several conferences throughout the year, broadening and developing the field of Strategic Management. Each conference explores a unique and current theme in the field and brings together leading scholars and experts from around the world. These conferences allow the opportunity for both young and senior scholars to present their research and receive feedback to develop the area of academia, as well as their careers. We are also proud to host workshops along with our conferences to allow more in-depth discussion and research development for our scholars.

SMS Dates

December 14-16, 2017
Special Conference in Costa Rica
February 21, 2018
Submission Deadline for SMS Paris
March 15-17, 2018
Special Conference in Sao Paulo
June 7-9, 2018
Special Conference in Oslo
September 22-25, 2018
Annual Conference in Paris
December 15-18, 2018
Special Conference in Hyderabad

Annual Conferences

Our Annual Conferences focus on global issues within the field of Strategic Management and bring together around 1,000 attendees alternating between locations in Europe and North America. These conferences stem from our origins in 1981 with the inaugural meeting in London. Since then, we have hosted conferences in several cities between the two continents, most recently in Berlin and in 2017, we will be in Houston, TX. As our annual conferences are larger events, we also take time to honor scholars in the field at an awards ceremony and plan a cultural event in the city we are visiting.

Special Conferences

Our Special Conferences are smaller in size, usually 150-300 attendees, and through these events we are able to extend our realm of vision to more geographic areas and more topically focused issues in the field. These have grown in popularity in recent years, and so the SMS has been hosting between 2-3 of them each year. With each Special Conference, we gather scholars and practitioners under a more focused setting to allow a more in-depth exploration of the theme. In 2017, we will be hosting three Special Conferences, in Milan, Banff, and Costa RIca!

Aspects of SMS Conferences

Interested in Hosting a Special Conference with SMS?

We welcome ideas and expressions of interest from members who want to be involved in creating a special event that focusses on a specific topical area. Please click here to learn additional information about the events and how to contact us.